Near-infrared image shows the Ring Nebula in yellow (central area) and purple (outer ring)

Exoplanets

Webb Views the Ring Nebula and Earendel in a New Light

This week, James Webb Space Telescope reveals new details in the Ring Nebula and shows that the most distant known star isn't alone. Meanwhile, patient astronomers have collected 17 years' worth of images of the super-Jupiter Beta Pictoris b.

Artist's concept of Beta Pictoris system

Exoplanets

Beta Pic's New Planet, Jupiter’s Fuzzy Core & An Ancient Star

Astronomers announce another planet around Beta Pictoris, simulations explain Jupiter's large and fuzzy core, and observations reveal an ancient star.

Exocomets around Beta Pictoris (art)

Exoplanets

Found: Exoplanet in the "Hot Neptune Desert" & Exocomets Around Beta Pictoris

Two teams of astronomers have announced the discovery of a Neptune-size planet in an unexpected orbit and three exocomets whizzing around nearby star Beta Pictoris.

Beta Pictoris b

Exoplanets

Astronomers "Weigh" Beta Pictoris b

Astronomers have a precise new mass measurement for Beta Pictoris b, a young gas giant still in the throes of formation 63 light-years from Earth.