The farthest distant planet from the sun, Neptune, was captured in an ethereal image this week
by the James Webb Space Telescope. The thin rings of the planet and its seven moons
which are incredibly difficult to picture from Earth, were also included in the image.
Earth-based photographs first suggested the rings' presence in the middle of the 1980s
but it wasn't until 1989 that the Voyager 2 spacecraft took a complete picture of them during its lone and unique close encounter with the planet.
With the ghostly rings encircling it, Neptune appears to Webb to be more like a shining crystal ball
than it does in the Voyager photos. This is so that the telescope can view in the near infrared spectrum,