February 27, 2024

NASA releases unpublished image of Saturn showing the brightness of the planet’s rings | Sciences

The rings of Saturn and some of its moons – Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, M. Tiscareno (SETI Institute), M. Hedman (University of Idaho), M. El Moutamid (Cornell University), M. Institute), L. Fletcher ( University of Leicester), H. Hammel (AURA); Image processing by J. DePasquale (STScI)

NASA released an image of Saturn, which shows the intense brightness of the rings orbiting the planet, on Friday (30).

The image, which enchanted with its heavenly beauty, was recorded on June 25 by the James Webb Space Telescope, with a near-infrared camera, which sees far beyond the capacity of the human eye.

NASA explained that “Saturn’s rings consist of a series of rocky and icy parts – particles vary in size from smaller than a grain of sand to some the size of mountains on Earth.”

In addition to the rings, there are three of Saturn’s 146 moons: Enceladus, Dione, and Tethys.

The record is from the Webb Guaranteed Time Observation Program 1247, which aims to deepen research on the planet.