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NASA Shares Stunning Image of Jupiter Captured by Webb Space Telescope

NASA has shared a new image taken by its James Webb Space Telescope. Earlier this month, the space agency published photos of Cartwheel Galaxy. The galaxy is located in the Sculptor constellation approximately 500 million light-years from Earth.

Now, NASA is using the telescope to get a closer look at the planet of Jupiter and its surrounding moons. As the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter is considered the third brightest object in the night sky from Earth, following the Moon and Venus.

The new photograph was composed using two filters on the Webb’s NIRCam instrument, an imager that detects light to study how and when stars, planets and galaxies were formed.

“In this wide-field view, Webb sees Jupiter with its faint rings, which are a million times fainter than the planet, and two tiny moons called Amalthea and Adrastea,” NASA observed. “The fuzzy spots in the lower background are likely galaxies “photobombing” this Jovian view.”

The space agency said that the telescope’s future Jupiter observations will aid scientists in learning more about the planet’s inner life.

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