The clearest image of the planet Neptune in 30 years


Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 23 September 2022, at 08:11 am Los Angeles time

NASA presents an amazing image of the planet Neptune. It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful in existence. 

It is the clearest image of Neptune in 30 years. The telescope also captured the planet's rings, and it's the first time NASA has seen them in infrared. As for that bright light above, it is not a star.

It is Neptune's most unusual moon, Triton, which reflects an average of 70 percent of incoming sunlight. Located 30 times farther from the Sun than Earth, Neptune orbits in one of the darkest regions of our solar system. 

It was discovered in 1846, being the first planet found following mathematical calculations.

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