Large Binocular Telescope images Jupiter’s moon IoOld Telescope Shows Off New Skills

by | June 19, 2024, 2:37 PM | Galaxies & Cosmology

Meanwhile on Earth, the Large Binocular Telescope has installed a new high-contrast optical imaging instrument, dubbed SHARK-VIS. Using adaptive optics, the system can compensate for the earth’s atmosphere, and with a pair of 9m mirrors, it has resolutions and light gathering capabilities that allow it to do what were previously considered impossible actions. Like… imaging Io with enough detail that we can expect to see changes in lava fields as Io’s volcanoes flow over and change its surface in the decades to come.