Webb Takes First-Ever Direct Image of an Exoplanet

James Webb Space Telescope takes first-ever direct image of an exoplanet, a planet outside our solar system.

The exoplanet is a gas giant, meaning it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable.



The image, as seen through four different light filters, shows how Webb’s powerful infrared gaze can easily capture worlds beyond our solar system, pointing the way to future observations that will reveal more information than ever before about exoplanets.

Webb telescope

source NASA