Our Solar System Through the Eyes of The James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope is primarily an infrared observatory, giving us a new look at our solar systems’ familiar planets.

Rebecca Jean T.

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While famous Hubble and space probe images are taken in the visible light range, Webb looks at the heat signature of distant objects. The infrared radiation any given object gives off can tell us a lot of things we otherwise wouldn’t be able to see, and the planets are no exception.

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Rebecca Jean T.

Published author on NASA’s Radio Jove newsletter and contributing writer for Aha!. Researching science topics to deliver to you in bite-sized stories.