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Astronomers capture new images of Jupiter using 'lucky' technique

Astronomers have captured some of the highest resolution images of Jupiter ever obtained from the ground using a technique known as “lucky imaging”.

The observations, from the Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s dormant volcano Mauna Kea, reveal lightning strikes and storm systems forming around deep clouds of water ice and liquid. The images show the warm, deep layers of the planet’s atmosphere glowing through gaps in thick cloud cover in a “jack-o-lantern”-like effect.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/08/astronomers-capture-new-images-of-jupiter-using-lucky-technique