Far out! James Webb Space Telescope takes first EVER image of planet outside solar system

James Webb Space Telescope
(Image credit: NASA/ESA/CSA, A Carter (UCSC), the ERS 1386 team, and A. Pagan (STScI))

Forget consumer cameras and smartphone photography – NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is one of the most exciting imaging devices of our time. It has and will continue to deliver views of places and planets that we will never be able to visit, and phenomena that are hard to imagine.

Although the live launch of the James Webb Space Telescope was only a few months ago, we've already seen some groundbreaking and breathtakingly beautiful pictures. Now for the first time ever, astronomers have been able to use the telescope to capture an image of a planet outside our solar system. 

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.