NASA’s Webb Scores Another Ringed World With New Image of Uranus #NASA #JWST

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The JWST is making its way through the solar system. Most recently with these stunning images of the ice giant Uranus – now with more rings! Previous images of the planet haven’t been powerful enough to pickup the rings with such detail.

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Following in the footsteps of the Neptune image released in 2022, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has taken a stunning image of the solar system’s other ice giant, the planet Uranus. The new image features dramatic rings as well as bright features in the planet’s atmosphere. The Webb data demonstrates the observatory’s unprecedented sensitivity for the faintest dusty rings, which have only ever been imaged by two other facilities: the Voyager 2 spacecraft as it flew past the planet in 1986, and the Keck Observatory with advanced adaptive optics.

Learn more about the image and Uranus over at NASA!


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