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Jupiter, taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Images of Jupiter from the James Webb Space Telescope are breathtaking

Chances are if you’ve been outside on a clear night after sunset and facing east, you’ve seen this oddly bright light in the sky. Is it an airplane? Is it a satellite? If it rises slowly and barely flickers, then you have seen the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is gigantic. With an equatorial diameter of around …

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Exquisite Image From NASA's Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune's Delicate Rings

Stunning Image From NASA’s James Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings

When we imagine a world surrounded by cosmic halos, we usually envision Saturn. You could even say that Saturn based its entire personality on these dazzling rings – and rightly so. They are solid. Visible. Luxurious even. But if you didn’t already know, I have the honor to tell you that Neptune also has rings. …

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Exquisite Image From NASA's Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune's Delicate Rings

Stunning Image From NASA’s James Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings

When we imagine a world surrounded by cosmic halos, we usually envision Saturn. You could even say that Saturn based its entire personality on these dazzling rings – and rightly so. They are solid. Visible. Luxurious even. But if you didn’t already know, I have the honor to tell you that Neptune also has rings. …

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The James Webb Space Telescope captures surprisingly sharp images of Neptune and its rings

The James Webb Space Telescope captures surprisingly sharp images of Neptune and its rings

So far, the James Webb Space Telescope has given us incredibly detailed images of the outer reaches of space, giving us a glimpse into the beginnings of the universe. But now he’s turned his well-tuned lenses to look a little closer to us, and the results are absolutely spectacular. These are the infrared photos the …

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The James Webb Space Telescope captures surprisingly sharp images of Neptune and its rings

The James Webb Space Telescope captures surprisingly sharp images of Neptune and its rings

So far, the James Webb Space Telescope has given us incredibly detailed images of the outer reaches of space, giving us a glimpse into the beginnings of the universe. But now he’s turned his well-tuned lenses to look a little closer to us, and the results are absolutely spectacular. These are the infrared photos the …

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Exquisite Image From NASA's Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune's Delicate Rings

Exquisite Image From NASA’s Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings

When we imagine a world surrounded by cosmic halos, we usually envision Saturn. Honestly, you could say that Saturn based its whole personality on these dazzling rings, and rightly so. They are solid. Visible. Luxurious even. But if you didn’t already know, I have the honor to tell you that Neptune also has rings. They’re …

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Exquisite Image From NASA's Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune's Delicate Rings

Exquisite Image From NASA’s Webb Telescope Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings

When we imagine a world surrounded by cosmic halos, we usually envision Saturn. Honestly, you could say that Saturn based its whole personality on these dazzling rings, and rightly so. They are solid. Visible. Luxurious even. But if you didn’t already know, I have the honor to tell you that Neptune also has rings. They’re …

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Neptune Close Up (Webb NIRCam)

Incredible new Webb Telescope image of Neptune captures never-before-seen ring detail

Webb’s near-infrared camera (NIRCam) image of Neptune, taken on July 12, 2022, brings the planet’s rings into focus for the first time in more than three decades.The most prominent features of Neptune’s atmosphere in this image are a series of bright spots in the planet’s southern hemisphere that represent high-altitude clouds of methane and ice. …

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Webb MIRI Spectroscopy Animation

Problem detected on the James Webb Space Telescope – MIRI anomaly

James Webb Space Telescope MIRI spectroscopy animation: The beam of light from the telescope is then shown in deep blue entering the instrument through the detection mirror located at the top of the instrument and acting as a periscope.Then, a series of mirrors redirects the light to the bottom of the instruments where there is …

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Mars is mighty: first Webb space telescope images of the red planet

Mars is mighty: first Webb space telescope images of the red planet

Webb’s first images of Mars, captured by his NIRCam instrument on September 5, 2022 [Guaranteed Time Observation Program 1415]. Left: Reference map of the Mars hemisphere observed by NASA and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Top right: NIRCam image showing reflected sunlight from 2.1 microns (F212 filter), revealing surface features such as craters and …

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