Have you ever wondered what the dim light saw in the far sky like stars are? Using the James Webb Space Telescope of NASA scientists are trying to resolve this mystery. Various scientists will use this telescope to find out the secret behind these brown dwarfs through the behavior of exoplanet and star formation and in the region where these dwarfs are located. The previous study has indicated that these dwarfs can be more massive than the Gas Giant Jupiter. It is considered that dwarfs can be 70 times bigger than Jupiter, but they don’t have fuel to burn and radiate like stars. The brown dwarfs were confirmed in 1995 still there is no clue that how they formed or what they are consist of? A few dwarfs have partner stars, and some are alone in the galaxy.
Researcher Etienne Artigau managed a team that is going to us the Webb Telescope to understand a particular brown dwarf named SIMP0136. This is an isolated and a low-mass brown dwarf which is one of the closest from our Sun. All of this info makes it appealing to study as it has a number of features. Scientists found out this object and according to the signs the environment of this planet is cloudy. Now the scientists want to identify its chemical composition.
With the help of Webb, scientists will be able to detect the different types of molecules in the environment of exoplanets with a scientific technique known as Transit Spectroscopy. It is recorded that the brown dwarf has the same temperature as other planets. Investigators said that their examination would help to understand these cloud decks in the brown dwarfs. The brown dwarfs have a lower mass than the stars, and they don’t emit light as the stars. They emit infrared light that is why Webb is a valuable instrument.
The lead of SONYC project, Scholz will study NGC 1333 in the constellation through Webb. NGC 1333 is a cosmic nursery that has also been discovered to harbor a high number of dwarfs some of them at the low mass range; these dwarfs are not much substantial than the Gas Giant. The team of scientists discovered that it is very hard to find brown dwarfs that are less than the mass of Jupiter. Webb is an international project managed by NASA with its partners. Scholz and Artigau head these projects in which they use the GTOs. It observes the time on the telescope, and it is granted to the scientists who have worked to prepare Webb’s scientific operations for years.