By 'clear' or 'clear-ish' I mean we can see definition with the naked eye. So something like the
What I don't mean is having seven pixels with two shades of color between them.
An example of what I am anticipating would be if we took an image of Mars, we could see a white dot then the rest is red. Analysts can then tell us that the white bit is an ice cap and the rest of the planet is probably just a red desert.
If it was of Earth, it would show blue and green. Analysts would tell us the blue is water ocean while the green is landmass.
If it was Jupiter, we would see some color lines, and so on. Something like that.
While Webb is amazing, I don't think it can show clear images of exoplanets to the naked eye at all. The ones release by Webb and others are too pixilated with limited color that an average person couldn't tell if it was a planet or a star or a galaxy. The 2010 image of Pluto is unmistakably that of a planet. Maybe even a rocky planet.
My guess is in the 2050's when Webb's successor is out and the other very large Earth telescopes are launched as well. What is your guess?
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