The stunning image of Neptune and its rings captured by the James Webb Telescope (and how it compares to the Hubble images)

  • Jonathan Amos
  • BBC science reporter

image source, NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI

These are new and amazing images of Neptune.

It was acquired by the powerful James Webb Space Telescope, which went into operation last July.

The telescope stands out with its infrared instruments Features of Neptune that did not appear in such detail Since the Voyager 2 probe flew close to the planet in 1989.

These include Dust rings and strips that surrounds the so-called “frost giant”.

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