James Webb captures clearest view of Neptune’s rings in decades

New Webb image captures clearest view of Neptune’s rings in decades

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope is showing off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune. Not only has Webb captured the clearest view of this peculiar planet’s rings in more than 30 years, but its cameras are also revealing the ice giant in a whole new light. Most striking about Webb’s new […]

Our solar system may have a hidden planet beyond Neptune – no, not that one

Our solar system may have a hidden planet beyond Neptune – no, not that one

There are eight recognized planets in our solar system, four inner rocky planets and four outer gas giants. But beyond the orbit of Neptune, dozens of dwarf planets the size of Pluto or smaller populate a region known as the Kuiper Belt, and new computer models show there may be something even bigger lurking out there – or at least there might have been in the past.