Cyclic carbon circling black holes – as seen by James Webb Space Telescope

Astronomers are surprised to find some small organic molecules hovering in unpleasant conditions.

five galaxies captured with JWST
Image of Stephan's Quintet composed from JWST data using the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI). One of the galaxies (NGC7319) in this group of five galaxies is one of the active galaxies studied in this work. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI