EA spectacular new image of the planet Neptune has been captured by the Space Telescope "James Webb" succeded. The rings of the ice giant can be seen in the picture with exceptional clarity, as the European space agency Esa announced. The dust bands around the planet are also clearly visible.
A thin, bright line around the equator could therefore be an indication of the atmospheric circulation Neptune's powers winds and storms. The North Pole is no longer visible to the telescope. However, the recordings indicated an unusual brightness in the region.
"James Webb" was jointly developed by the space agencies in Europe (Esa), the United States (NASA) and Canada (CSA) and was launched into space on December 25 on board an Ariane launch vehicle from the European spaceport in Kourou in French Guiana – after cost explosions and repeated postponements had previously occurred. The first images from the telescope were published in mid-July and provided the deepest and most detailed insights into space to date.