New Horizons Delivering Pluto Imagery With Better Resolution Than Hubble | Space content from Aviation Week

A camera aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has started generating tantalizing views of Pluto rotating on its sharply tilted axis, presenting patches of bright and dark material as it spins around a pole that appears to be covered with a cap of ice.

Using “deconvolution” techniques developed to sharpen the images of the Hubble Space Telescope before the spherical aberration in its primary mirror was corrected by spacewalking astronauts in 1990, the New Horizons team has produced still images and animations based on those images with slightly better resolution than the Hubble.

via New Horizons Delivering Pluto Imagery With Better Resolution Than Hubble | Space content from Aviation Week.

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Author: rjbailey

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