Berkeley professor helps interpret new images of Jupiter’s moon Io

June 25, 2024

Io 10x10cm 300dpi cropped The Jovian moon Io captured on Jan. 10, 2024, by the SHARK-VIS camera on the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona. This is the highest resolution image of Io ever obtained by an Earth-based telescope. The image combines three spectral bands — infrared, red and green — to highlight the reddish ring around the volcano Pele (below and to the right of the moon's center) and the white ring around Pillan Patera, to the right of Pele.

INAF/Large Binocular Telescope Observatory/Georgia State University; IRV-band observations by SHARK-VIS@LBT [P.I. F. Pedichini]; processing by D. Hope, S. Jefferies, G. Li Causi

University of California, Berkeley professor emerita Imke de Pater was part of a team that interpreted new images of Jupiter’s moon Io taken by the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mount Graham in Arizona.

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