The James Webb Space Telescope captures an image of an asteroid belt

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured this image of the dusty debris disk surrounding the young star Fomalhaut using its medium-infrared instrument. The image reveals three overlapping belts that extend as far as 14 billion miles (23 billion km) from the star. The inner belts were revealed by Webb for the first time. (Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, A. Pagan (STScI), A. Gáspár (University of Arizona))

New observations by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) reveal that the first asteroid belt found outside the solar system is more complex than expected.

Use astronomers JWST To inspect the dusty ring system around whale’s moutha young, hot star located about 25 light-years from Earth and visible to the naked eye in the constellation of Piscis Austrinu, the Southern Fish.

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