NASA has released the first image of an exoplanet taken by the latest James Webb Space Telescope.
«This is the first time astronomers have used the James Webb Telescope to directly photograph a planet outside our solar system. The exoplanet is a gas giant that has no rocky surface and is not suitable for life», — NASA noted
Planet HIP 65426 b
The four images released by the agency show the planet HIP 65426 b taken by various space-based instruments.
The research that produced the images was led by the University of Exeter in the UK.
NASA says the planet HIP 65426 b is 6 to 12 times the mass of Jupiter and is about 15-20 million years old, much younger than Earth, which scientists estimate is about 4.5 billion years old. Scientists discovered the exoplanet seen through a telescope in 2017.