James Webb Space Telescope captures Neptune’s rings – BBC News

James Webb Space Telescope captures Neptune's rings - BBC News
  • Jonathan Amos
  • BBC Science Correspondent

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Images captured by the Webb Space Telescope provide the first clear view of a distant planet in more than 30 years

The recently launched James Webb Space Telescope is sending back stunning new images of Neptune.

Details of Neptune captured by space telescopes using infrared instruments are the first clear views of the solar system’s most distant planet since Voyager 2 passed by Neptune in 1989.

This image details planetary rings made of dust.

Researchers are interested in Neptune’s different cloud structures to provide new clues about the composition of Neptune’s atmosphere.

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