This is not the Sun, but Jupiter as you can see on the images of the study from the university of California, Berkeley. It could almost be mistaken at the sight of the pictures relayed by The Guardian, on which one thinks one can see a huge ball of fire. These images were captured through the telescope Gemini North, in Hawaii. It comes to images, the most accurate ever taken of this gaseous planet from the Earth. "We used a very powerful technique called lucky imaging," explains the british newspaper Michael Wong, who led the study.
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There is no question here of a " stroke of luck ", as to suggest the appellation. This technique " is to get a large number of images at very short exposure and only use the net more ". In particular, this allows to eliminate the blur caused by the Earth's atmosphere on the photos taken. These images compare with the view from the space ", says Michael Wong. According to The Guardian, they " reveal of the lightning and of the systems of storms forming around the deep ice clouds and liquid ", on Jupiter, the fifth planet of the solar system.
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NSF's NOIRLab presents, "Gemini Gets Lucky & Takes a Deep Dive Into Jupiter's Clouds." Learn how the international #GeminiObs teams up w/ #of Hubble to support the Juno mission & bring new insights into the Jovian weather! #DiscoverTogether #NSFscience #Astronomy https://t.co/5KwCGw4Wa5 pic.twitter.com/1NbTPEHllN— Gemini Observatory (@GeminiObs) May 7, 2020
The impressive "Great Red Spot"
These images are part of a compliance program for joint multi-annual, with the Hubble space telescope, in support of the mission Juno Nasa, said the release of the Gemini observatory. A few days earlier, other awesome shots of Jupiter have been revealed, as had been spotted The Parisian. These images are taken from the probe Juno, precisely, and show " Great red Spot ", the name given to a storm on this planet, and that measures 1.3 times the Earth. They offer a unique view of this storm thanks to a saturation of the colors, " says Nasa in a press release. The ship Juno was then 43 000 kilometres from Jupiter when it took this picture.
A rose by any other name...��— NASA's Juno Mission (@NASAJuno) May 1, 2020
This JunoCam image processed by Mary J. Murphy offers year especially colorful take on Jupiter''s Great Red Spot.
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