NASA has released stunning new images of Uranus that may help unravel the planet’s mysterious features.
These images were taken using NASA James Webb Space Telescopeshowing planetary rings in more detail than ever before.
While the rings have been captured in previous images, these are said to be clearer.
The images also include a wider-angle view of Uranus and its 27 known moons, which may help solve mysteries about the ice giant, according to NASA.
That’s because they showcase Uranus’ polar caps, scientists say.
Commenting on the image, NASA said: “On Earth’s right, at the pole facing the Sun, there is a brightened region known as the polar cap.
“This polar cap is unique to Uranus – it seems to appear when the poles come into direct sunlight in summer and disappear in autumn.
“The Webb data will help scientists understand currently mysterious mechanisms.”
Uranus is unique because it rotates sideways at an angle of about 90 degrees from the plane of its orbit, NASA said.
This results in extreme seasons, as Earth’s poles experience years of constant sunlight followed by the same number of years of complete darkness.
Uranus takes 84 years to revolve around the sun.
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