NASA did not discover city lights on another planet, the news is fake.
Social media is ablaze with videos purporting to show that NASA discovered “city lights” on a different planet. But the astounding finding isn’t really accurate.
“CITY LIGHTS FOUND ON ANOTHER PLANET BY NASA!!!” According to a popular video that has received over 10.5 million views.
The James Webb Telescope has allegedly “detected lights from another civilization,” according to the TikTok video, which promises a “grand revelation is all set to change everything.”
According to the report, scientists are certain that the planet, known as WASP-96B, “may host extraterrestrial life” and that it is located seven trillion miles from Earth.
Nevertheless, the voiceover seems to have been produced using artificial intelligence, and the entire thing is fake news.
The news has been tricking a lot of people online by combining clips from various unrelated videos to make it appear authentic.
James Webb Telescope
Yes, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is capable of detecting light, but it is designed to observe primarily in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Unlike visible light telescopes, which observe light that our eyes can see, the JWST is optimized for infrared observations. It is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and is expected to provide significant advancements in our understanding of the universe.
The infrared capabilities of the JWST make it well-suited for various astronomical observations, including studying the atmospheres of exoplanets, observing the formation of galaxies, and investigating the early universe. It is particularly effective in penetrating dusty regions where visible light telescopes may face limitations.
While the JWST is not designed for detecting city lights or artificial signals from civilizations on other planets, it will play a crucial role in expanding our knowledge of the cosmos by observing infrared light emitted by celestial objects and phenomena.
The telescope is a collaborative project involving NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). It is expected to launch and begin its scientific operations in the near future.