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NASA released new images of Neptune and its rings taken by the James Webb Space Telescope in July.

Neptune is the solar system outermost planet It has thin rings surrounded by faint dust lanes.

This is the first time these have been observed in infrared light, allowing the capture of seven of Neptune’s 14 moons.

The seven that can be seen from the newly released footage are Galatea, Naiad, Thalassa, Despina, Proteus, Larissa and Triton.

Triton, Neptune’s largest and most unusual moon, dominates James Webb’s images of Neptune as a beam spot, producing the signature diffraction seen in many images peak.

Webb most recently showed Jupiter at its sharpest in images released last month.

The new telescope was launched last Christmas and experts hope to be able to look back in time Star and formed galaxies.

NASA’s Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to fly past the icy blue planet of Neptune in 1989.

It’s been 30 years since astronomers last saw Neptune’s rings in detail, said Heidi Hamel of the Space Science Institute.

Ms Hamel tweeted: “After more than 20 years in the making, the James Webb Space Telescope has been delivered.

“…that bright blue “star”? That’s not a star! That’s Neptune’s wonderful moon Triton! It looks brighter than Neptune because at these near-infrared wavelengths, the methane in Neptune’s atmosphere absorbs Sunlight, which dims the planets — that’s why the rings pop out.”

James Webb is the largest and most powerful telescope in the world, floating some 930,000 miles above us.