Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has snapped some breathtaking views of Jupiter. From the Mission Juno website: The color-enhanced view captures one of the white ovals in the ‘string of pearls,’ one of eight massive rotating storms at 40 degrees south latitude on the gas giant planet.” Pic was taken on 10.24.17 at 11: 11 am Pacific as Juno performed its ninth close fly-by of Jupiter. The spacecraft was 20,577 miles (33,115 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of minus 52.96 degrees.” Not to be repetitive, but the problem, as noted on 4.7.17, is that Jupiter is a big nothing…just a ball of fucking gas that maintains a perfectly round shape but so what? You can’t land on it, the Death Star can’t blow it up, it’s a big nothing…what’s the point? Everyone needs to focus on planets you can actually visit.
“Who Cares?”, posted on 4.7.17: “I’m sorry, but for the last 25 or 30 years I’ve been unimpressed by the planet Jupiter. I loved the idea of the 2001 monolith aliens setting up camp on Jupiter, and I adored those green and purple oceans and red-yellow deserts that Dave Bowman sees as he comes in for a landing near the end. But when I learned sometime in the ’80s that the planet is almost entirely gas and possibly without any solid substances, I tuned out. Wikipedia definition: “Jupiter is primarily composed of hydrogen with a quarter of its mass being helium, though helium comprises only about a tenth of the number of molecules. It may also have a rocky core of heavier elements but, like the other giant planets, Jupiter lacks a well-defined solid surface.” What good is a planet if you can’t land on it? How can you even call it a planet when it’s just gas gas gas?”