Neptune and rings shine in photos from new space telescope

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Neptune And Rings Shine In Photos From New Space Telescope
This composite image provided by NASA on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, shows three side-by-side images of Neptune. (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI via AP)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Neptune and its rings haven’t looked this good in decades.

NASA released new glamour shots of our solar system’s outermost planet Wednesday taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. The pictures taken in July show not only Neptune’s thin rings, but its faint dust bands, never before observed in the infrared, as well as seven of its 14 known moons.

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