NASA’s Earth-bound Gemini North telescope has a stunning image of Jupiter showing haze particles over a range of altitudes, as seen in reflected sunlight.
- The Gemini telescope is providing high-resolution images to help guide its exploration of the giant planet.
- These observations trace vertical flows that cannot be measured any other way, illuminating the weather, climate and general circulation in Jupiter’s atmosphere.
- The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet.
- Locations on mountains in Hawai‘i and Chile, Gemini Observatory’s telescopes can collectively access the entire sky.
- Gemini was built and is operated by a partnership of five countries including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
- These Participants and the University of Hawaii, which has regular access to Gemini, each maintain a “National Gemini Office” to support their local users.
- Any astronomer in these countries can apply for time on Gemini, which is allocated in proportion to each Partcipant’s financial stake.
Source ; The Hindu
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