Photos of Jupiter in 1879 and 2016


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13 Aug 2017 11:46 - +1
Jupiter must be working out, I can really see the change in definition.
13 Aug 2017 10:43 - +1
I feel like the spot is smaller now even than it was in the seventies or so. Just my recollection from the old national geographic magazines I used to read
13 Aug 2017 12:31 - +1
You can't fool me, I've seen those tables before.
13 Aug 2017 10:23 - +1
I know there's no "up or down" in space, but I find it a bit humorous/interesting that the "2016" image was flipped from it's "correct image" orientation to match the flipped Newtonian image :) ... (For the northern hemisphere I guess? I never thought about what observing in the southern hemisphere would do... My brain hurts)
13 Aug 2017 11:32 - +1
I think it's pretty impressive we have photos of Jupiter from 1879, I didn't even know that
13 Aug 2017 11:04 - +1
http://imgur.com/gallery/nYCnOom so what year is it really from?
13 Aug 2017 12:07 - +1
To be honest, I'm more impressed by the 1879 photo than 2016's.
13 Aug 2017 10:24 - +1
Jupiter really cleaned itself up. I'm glad to see it stopped using right after that Jerry Springer show. What a success story.
13 Aug 2017 11:05 - +1
Questions: how fast is the spot disappearing? Could we see it disappear within our life times?
13 Aug 2017 11:27 - +1
Mate can someone tell me how that photo was taken in 1879??????
13 Aug 2017 11:57 - +1
dont know if I should be impressed by 1879 tech or disappointed in today's
13 Aug 2017 11:36 - +1
The 1879 photograph straight up looks like it would be at the top of a creepypasta about a haunted Pacman game
13 Aug 2017 11:43 - +1
How incredibly surreal and terrifying must that have been back then? How could they be sure that was a planet and not some evil planet?
13 Aug 2017 11:04 - +1
Just imagine what they'll be able to see another 138 years from now.
13 Aug 2017 12:21 - +1
This doesn't seem like much of a leap given the timeframe
13 Aug 2017 10:53 - +1
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13 Aug 2017 11:08 - +1
Honestly I'm just impressed they were able to photograph it in 1879
13 Aug 2017 11:08 - +1
This is how I felt about the recent photos of Pluto. Suddenly, all pictures of Pluto in textbooks or artistic approximations were wrong and replaced by a spectacular, amazingly accurate photograph. Science is fucking awesome.
13 Aug 2017 11:32 - +1
Looks like a cyclops that dropped his ice cream cone.
13 Aug 2017 11:48 - +1
to think that the photographer in 1879 knew that he would not be alive long enough to see better quality cameras/telescopes. i always wonder how emotional the pioneers (tesla, franklin, edison, wright brothers) from the past would be to witness how far we have come from 1900 to 2000.
13 Aug 2017 11:50 - +1
I'm actually more impressed with the 1879 picture
13 Aug 2017 11:01 - +1
I'm sure in 1879 the resolution would have been better except they were working off a draft spec of jpeg and the compression artefacts were really bad.
13 Aug 2017 11:58 - +1
Be careful with who you call ugly in middle school.
13 Aug 2017 11:32 - +1
This is frickin' insanely cool. It gives you some perspective on how long people have been studying various things.
13 Aug 2017 11:43 - +1
Our pastor says science hasn't really progressed since 1879 it's just Jupiter that has changed.
13 Aug 2017 11:40 - +1
Wow, jupiter looked like shit back in the 1800s. Looking good now my brother!
13 Aug 2017 12:03 - +1
Any idea what is going on with Jupiter? Looks like it's changed a lot in the last 137 years
13 Aug 2017 11:35 - +1
I feel sad knowing that the great red spot is getting smaller
13 Aug 2017 12:11 - +1
Meanwhile in my country we are discussing if men can marry their cousins or not.
13 Aug 2017 11:57 - +1
You still can't tell if there's any space weed on juniper
13 Aug 2017 12:24 - +1
Here's an artist's rendition of Jupiter from 1880: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-e821-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
13 Aug 2017 11:26 - +1
Is the 1879 image on x-ray film, or what medium is it? It's really impressive the detail they were able to achieve with undoubtedly less precise equipment.

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