Astonishing close-up image of Jupiter taken by Juno last month


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/09/astonishing-close-up-photo-of.html


#2

“Astonishing” is somehow just not fitting to describe that planet. Wow.

Just wow.


#3

To those of us that grew up with fuzzy images from Earth-bound telescopes where the only feature visible was the “great red spot” and a few stripes, these are truly amazing.


#4

For those like me who were not all up on the various zones of Jupiter:

belts_zones_disc

IIRC, zones and belts circulate in opposite directions so you have massive swirly storm systems where they meet.


#5

Uhh… i saw the picture for the corner of my eye and that looked very… uhh… Yonic.

Not that i have a problem with that, i was just confused for a second when i wasn’t paying attention.


#6

It somehow reminds me of the Sistine Chapel. Maybe the color palette. Either way, very pretty.


#7

“My god! It is full of clouds!”


#8

Look like something Giger would paint.


#9

Van Gogh?


#10

Personally, I consider Jupiter an enemy planet.


#11

What about Uranus?


#12

You mean George…{what? they went with Uranus? Really?? What dicks!!!}


#13

Still waiting for Juno’s selfie.


#14

To me it looks like something by Edvard Munch, but without people.


#15

Still not more of an overheated gas-bag than Trump.


#16

Screw Mars - this is what we should be colonizing.

Would you rather live in a bubble stuck to a freeze-dried monochrome lump, or floating around inside all of this?!


#17

Trippy.
 


#18

There’s the small problem of deadly radiation, Juno is built like a tank to deal with it.


#19

I honestly can’t think of any problem associated with living in a floating bubble in a turbulent gas giant that isn’t insurmountably huge. At least with our current tech.


#20

Probably yes. I’d start with one of the moons myself. The view alone is worth it.