NASA's Webb telescope maps 'ultra-hot' exoplanet, finds water in atmosphere


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Exoplanets are key targets for astronomers in the search for potentially habitable worlds. One such celestial body which has interested scientists is WASP-18 b, an "ultra-hot gas giant" 10 times bigger than Jupiter, lying 400 light-years away from us. With the help of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), researchers have now mapped the planet for the first time.