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A sandstorm swirls through the skies of a distant gas giant

This illustration conceptualizes the swirling clouds identified by the JWST in the atmosphere of exoplanet VHS 1256 b.

The clouds of the exoplanet VHS 1256 b (artist’s illustration) are laced with sandy dust. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, Joseph Olmsted (STScI)

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Nature 616, 10 (2023)



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