Uranus’ hidden rings and unusual features shine in new Webb image


A stunning new image captured by NASA’s newly launched James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the extraordinary features of Uranus, which include its system of hidden rings. The complex system of rings, which are known as the epsilon rings, encircle the planet, creating a striking blue halo around it. The rings are made up of small pieces of ice and dust, which reflect back the light from the Sun. In the image, the epsilon rings are seen as faint bands of light emanating from the planet’s surface. The telescope also captured the planet’s two main moons, Titania and Miranda, which appear as bright pinpoints of light. The image also shows a jet of gas streaming from the planet’s south pole, evidence of its unique and dynamic atmosphere. The new observations provide crucial insights into the mysterious world of Uranus, and will help scientists better understand its composition and structure.

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