The James Webb Space Telescope of the United States, Europe, and Canada are showing new possibilities. This time it made the first image of Neptune. Webb not only captured the most clear picture of the planet's rings in more than 30 years. The surveillance cameras also showed the icy giant in a completely new light.
According to the European Space Agency blog, the most amazing picture of Webba is a clear picture of the planet's dynamic rings, some of which have never seen before, let alone such clarity. It has not been recorded since Voyager 2 passed in 1989. Neptune in a new image can even be confused with Saturn.
The picture of Webb also clearly shows the weaker dust strips of Neptune, not only the bright narrow rings, but also the excellent view of the telescope that made them so close to the bright planet.
Neptune is 30 times further away from the sun than the Earth is spinning in one of the darkest areas of our solar system, and at such an extreme distance, the star is so small and dull in the sky that the midday on the planet is like the darkest twilight of the earth.
Also in the photograph, Triton is the moon of Neptune and other natural satellites of the planet.
This planet is characterized as an icy giant due to the chemical composition of its subsoils. Compared to Jupiter and Saturn, Neptune is much richer than hydrogen and helium, and this is evident in Neptune's characteristic blue color in the visible range of wave length caused by a small amount of gaseous methane.