ECE Researchers Devise Method to See Invisible Planetary Gases


A group of Boston University researchers, led by professor Michael Mendillo (CAS, ECE), have published the first clear evidence of how volcanic gases from Io, a moon of the planet Jupiter, can produce the largest visible gas cloud in the solar system. The findings, published in the July 19th issue of the journal Nature, are the result of a signal processing technique devised by co-author Sophie Laurent (ECE ’04) that used high-definition imaging to combine several images of Io into one clear picture. Read the full story at the ENG website.