The James Webb House Telescope (JWST) has revealed the sharpest view of Neptune’s rings because the Voyager 2 spacecraft visited the ice big over 30 years in the past.
Neptune, the eighth and most distant planet from the Solar, is one thing of an oddball, even by the strange requirements of our photo voltaic system. The ice big owes its spectacular blue hue to the presence of methane in its crushing ambiance, the place it’s considered so scorching and dense that it fairly actually rains diamonds.
Orbiting roughly 2.8 billion miles (4.5 billion km) from the Solar – which is roughly 30 occasions the space between Earth and our star – Neptune is the one planet in our photo voltaic system that’s unimaginable to see with the bare eye, even on the clearest of nights.
James Webb House Telescope Photographs