Usually we think that Saturn is the only planet surrounded by rings. But the rings around Uranus make it more amazing. Scientists have so far known about 13 rings of Uranus. According to reports, 11 rings are visible in the picture taken by the James Webb telescope. Some of these rings are so bright that they are merging with each other.
US space agency NASA AccordingThe bright region visible to the right of the planet is a bright pole facing the Sun, known as the polar cap. Interestingly, Uranus rotates at an angle of about 90 degrees to the plane of its orbit. Because of this, the poles of the planet have sunlight for many years. Then for many years the poles of Uranus remain in darkness.
Uranus has not one, but many moons, and the James Webb Telescope has captured many of them on camera. Scientists know about 27 moons of Uranus. Most of them are very small and are not visible. The picture taken by James Webb also shows the six moons of the planet.
The most popular picture of Uranus came in 1986, when Voyager 2 presented it as a blue-green ball. The James Webb telescope has given a different look to this planet. For the first time, the dynamic atmosphere and rings of this planet have been brought to the world. Scientists think that in the coming time, all the rings of Uranus will be in front of us, with more information about them.