Move over, Hubble. This sharp pic of Neptune was taken from Earth

Cancelling out blur from Earth’s atmosphere lets astronomers focus like never before


SHARP EYES  A new strategy at the Very Large Telescope in Chile lets the ground-based observatory take visible light images of Neptune (left) that rival those from the Hubble Space Telescope (right) in clarity.

ESO, P. Weilbacher/AIP, NASA, ESA, M.H. Wong and J. Tollefson/UC Berkeley

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