Hercules A

Hercules A
Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A - Many thanks to: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Spectacular European Southern Observatory images of Jupiter in support of the Juno Mission

"...the new images are part of a focused effort to improve understanding of Jupiter’s atmosphere prior to the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft...involved the use of several telescopes based in Hawaii and Chile, as well as contributions from amateur astronomers around the world..."

ESO is a major partner in the Atacama Large Millimeter radio telescope Array in Chile, the largest astronomical project in existence, an international collaboration of many nations.