Will JWST be able to see/quantify phosphorus in the atmospheres of exoplanets?

Jul 17, 2022
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I recently watched another great youtube video by Isaac Arthur that went into some great detail about the importance of phosphorus for life as we know it. With the first batch of science from JWST, I know we got a peek into some of the composition of a Jupiter like exoplanet and confirmation of the presence of water. I was wondering if JWST would also be able to detect and possible quantify the amount of phosphorus in the atmospheres of exoplanets?
 
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