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Our Sharpest (Ground-Based) View of Pluto Yet:

Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, seen by the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea (Gemini Observatory)

Real planet, dwarf planet, KBO… who cares? What matters here is that astronomers from NASA, NOAO and the Gemini Observatory have created the sharpest image of Pluto ever made with ground-based observations — and developed a new way to verify potential Earth-like exoplanets at the same time. Not too shabby, I’d say.

Here’s how they did it.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on September 27, 2012, in Pluto and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I look forward to seeing a photo of Pluto taken by the New Horizons probe 😉
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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