The telescope’s infrared and near-infrared sensitivity enables it to reveal a lot about the workings of Uranus. In a brief 12-minute observation, the JWST was able to resolve never-before-seen details of Uranus, including a polar brightening as the planet moves into the full light of the summer Sun. This feature is unique to Uranus, and its cause is still unknown, but scientists hope to use the data captured by JWST to study it in detail.The image also revealed the planet’s clouds, which are linked to storm activity in the predominantly hydrogen and helium atmosphere of the ice giant. Uranus has just over a dozen humble circlets, and JWST imaged 11 of the 13 known rings circling the planet, including the two faint, dusty inner rings that were only discovered when Voyager 2 flew by in 1986. JWST observations in the future will be aimed at capturing the two faint outer rings beyond the main group.Science & TechJames Webb Telescope Exposes Dawn of Universe Galactic Features8 January, 17:05 GMTIn addition to the rings, the JWST captured six, of Uranus’ 27 known moons, some of which have very different orbits. Uranus has a collection of irregular, much more distant moons that have inclined, elliptical orbits, similar to those of Jupiter’s irregular moons.With future James Webb observations of Uranus ongoing, scientists hope to learn more about this intriguing planet and make a compelling case for sending a probe to study it in detail.