Webb Telescope brings Jupiter closer to Earth


Picture: NASA, ESA, CSA, Jupiter ERS Team; image processing by Ricardo Hueso (UPV/EHU) and Judy Schmidt.

The James Webb Space Telescope has once again given us new insights to the galaxy.

It’s released photos showing views of the solar system’s biggest planet, Jupiter.

The pictures were captured in July, showing the planet’s northern and southern lights, and its swirling polar haze.

Other notable images revealed in these photos includes Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, which is a giant storm able to swallow Earth.

The images also show two tiny moons that orbit Jupiter, and the faint rings around the planet.

The US-French research team says that the infrared images were artificially coloured in blue, white, green, yellow, and orange to make the features stand out.


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