Jupiter, Ganymede, and the 2009 Impact Scar

Blogged by Xiao Sun on August 19, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter.

Mike Salway is a pro of astronomy photography. His images constantly amaze us with stunning resolution. A couple of weeks ago, when Mike sent us his first image of the impact spot on Jupiter, he was unsatisfied with the picture's quality. But this month, he finally got an opportunity to capture a sharp image of the impact spot, along with Ganymede and its shadow on Jupiter.

2009 Jupiter Impact Scar and Ganymede