NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope discovers new exoplanet named LHS 475b.

  • In January 2022, a new exoplanet named LHS 475b has been discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • LHS 475b, It is roughly the same size as Earth, with a diameter of 99% that of Earth.
  • It is a celestial, rocky planet located approximately 41 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Octane.
  • It differs from Earth in two respects, first that it completes one orbit in only two days and secondly it is hundreds of degrees hotter than Earth.


Exoplanets are planets that orbit other stars and are away from our solar system. The first confirmation of the detection of an exoplanet was in the year 1992. According to NASA, more than 5,000 exoplanets have been discovered so far. Exoplanets come in different sizes. They can be large and gaseous like Jupiter and small and rocky like Earth. There is also variation in their temperature, which can range from extremely hot (Boiling Hot) to extremely cold (Freezing Cold).

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