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Jupiter, the fifth planet

Enjoy the spectacle that is Jupiter, fifth planet from the sun and the largest in our solar system.

A gas giant, Jupiter’s mass is more than 2.5 times that of the other planets combined. Yet it is teeny relative to the sun (less than one-thousandth its mass).

Images (2019) are from JunoCam, the camera that is part of NASA’s Juno mission. Juno launched on August 5, 2011 and entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016.

“A mind of limits, a camera of thoughts”
In this image, south is up, and the enhanced color evokes an exotic marble and childhood joy. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSSImage processing by Prateek Sarpal, CC BY)
Jupiter storm
An outline of the continental United States is superimposed over the central cyclone. An outline of Texas is superimposed over the newest (and sixth) cyclone at Jupiter’s south pole. The cyclones were identified in 2016.(NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM)

See NASA, Juno, SciTechDaily

#scitech, #space (004/365)
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📷 NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSSImage processing by Kevin M. Gill, CC BY
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By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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