Sharpest View of Jupiter From Earth

Posted on October 7, 2008

Crisp Jupiter Photo

The National Geographic reports that this super crisp photograph of Jupiter was captured using a new computer-assisted process and a 27-foot telescope in Chile. The sharp image shows "features as small as 180 miles (300 kilometers) across." The project's leader Frank Marchis calls it a "new form of adaptive optics."

Photo: ESO

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