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Let's Take a Moment for Jupiter

A very recent image of Jupiter taken by the Juno Spacecraft. 

A very recent image of Jupiter taken by the Juno Spacecraft. 

I can't get enough of these images. It makes me want to have the same quality of images taken of every celestial body in the solar system. The way the clouds swirl around on Jupiter is so completely ALIEN compared to the way our own clouds look on Earth; they're like pinwheels! And the stripes that wrap around the whole planet--I'm assuming they're separate jet streams or something--are truly bizarre. Can you imagine what it would look like to be inside that atmosphere, looking up at the sky? What would a sunset look like through those clouds? What would a night look like? Could you see any stars, or just swirling gas?

Amy LangeComment