NASA’s Juno spacecraft has taken some incredible photos of Jupiter
In a truly collaborative effort, Sean Doran stitched photos taken by Juno, colorized by Gerald Eichstädt, with music from ‘Moonraker’ (added by Avi Solomon)
It’s like a ‘moonrise’, only Jupiter-sized :)
The polar stereographic projection by NASA shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have observed giant, vivid auroras on the poles of the Solar System’s largest planet
Did you know Io’s shadow sails across the face of Jupiter at 38,000 mph (17 kilometers per second)!
Light travels at a speed of 299,792 km per second (186,282 mps). That’s fast. Jupiter is 778,500,000 km (483,737,000 miles) from the Sun. That’s far. To try to convey the vastness of space, Alphonse Swinehart created this animation to illustrate that even at the blistering speed of light, it takes over 43 minutes just…