James Webb Space Telescope captures clearest photo of Neptune
NASA has shared the clearest images ever of Neptune, which is on average 4.5 kilometers from the sun and hence the so-called ice giant.
The American Space and Aviation Administration (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope once again proved what it can show the world with the first image of Neptune. Not only has Webb captured the clearest view of this distant planet's rings in 30 years, the cameras have also brought the ice giant to life in a whole new light.
"WE SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME"
The most striking point in Webb's new image is the clear images of the planet's rings. It was stated that these rings were evident in the space shuttle named Voyager 2, which was sent by NASA in 1989. Officials announced that the rings were so clear for the first time. "It's been thirty years since we last saw these faint, dusty rings, and it's the first time we've seen them in the infrared," said Heidi Hammel of the James Webb Space Telescope.
"I CRY WHEN I SEE THE PHOTOS"
Officials say that at a distance, the Sun looks very faint, and that noon on Neptune resembles a dim twilight on Earth. Hammel also said, “I started crying when I saw pictures of Neptune. I said look at these rings. I even showed it to my mother, my children, my cat," he said.