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[LMD publishes] James Webb continues to discover more hydrocarbons in disks around very low-mass stars

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An international research team involving scientists from the University of Paris-Saclay, CEA, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, and the Paris Observatory has just revealed the chemical composition of a rotating matter disk around a young low-mass star known as ISO-ChaI-147. The spectrum revealed by the MIRI (Mid-Infrared Disk Survey (MINDS)) instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) shows the richest hydrocarbon chemistry observed to date in a protoplanetary disk—a total of 13 different carbon molecules.

These results, published in the journal Science on Thursday, June 6, have been the subject of several press releases.

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