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James Webb Space Telescope captures glowing Jupiter in its infrared gaze

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been astonishing us by sharing glimpses of stars, planets, and galaxies while studying the solar system.

This time JWST has captured an image of glowing Jupiter in its infrared gaze. The black and white image shows Jupiter glowing in the dark, highlighting its Red Spot in bright White.

According to Nasa, the raw image was captured by using the telescope's Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument. Jupiter's rings stand out in the NIRcam long-wavelength filter image.

It shows distinct bands encircling the planet as well as the Great Red Spot, and a storm big enough to swallow two or three Earths.John Stansberry, observatory scientist and NIRCam commissioning lead at the Space Telescope Science Institute, said that the planet's images in the narrow-band filters provide nice images of the entire disk of the planet.

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