Highlights

  • NASA telescope captures Neptune Rings
  • James Webb Space telescope gets the clearest view of Neptune rings
  • Rings appear blue in colour due to infrared light and methane gas

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WATCH: NASA telescope captures clearest view of Neptune rings in over 3 decades

It's the first time that the Neptune rings have been captured in infrared light giving a shimmery impression

 

NASA telescope James Webb Space never fails to mesemerize with its captures. In its latest finding, the telescope has gotten us the clearest view of Neptune rings.

NASA in a series of tweets, defined the step-by-step formation of the rings around Neptune.

It's the first time that the rings have been captured in infrared light, as they give a shimmery impression

On the contrary, when seen in visible light, the neptune appears blue due to the presence of methane gas.

With Webb telescope, the Neptune has been observed at near-infrared wavelengths, which fades its blue appearance.

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