The JWST telescope brings up the details of Uranus

2023/04/11 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

Ed. NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI. Image processing: J. DePasquale (STScI)

With its infrared camera, James Webb spaceH (JWST) offers amazing images of Uranus. For example, 11 of the 13 rings known to the planet can be distinguished, cleaner and cleaner than those that have so far shown other telescopes and probes.

In addition, the images have allowed a better understanding of the atmosphere, especially the fog on the North Pole. Apparently, every year it gets brighter, but astronomers don't know why. Observation with the JWST can help answer this question.

And 6 of Uranus's 27 known moons are also seen in the images. In the following observations, astronomers expect me to explain even more.



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