James Webb Space Telescope Captures Detailed Pictures of Jupiter Showcasing Auroras and Rings

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  • Published On: August 23, 2022
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), hailed as the world's largest and most powerful telescope, has captured some intriguing photos of Jupiter. Apart from powerful winds and giant storms, the new images also feature some magnificent auroras on the gas giant. The pictures offer some intricate details of Jupiter that scientists think may shed more light on its inner life. The Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) of the observatory was used to capture the images. With three specialised infrared filters, the instrument delivers detailed data on the planet. However, infrared light isn't visible to the human eye and thus, scientists processed the captured light, bringing it under the visible range.

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