Weirdly Interesting This Visual Tour Of Jupiter Shows The Gas Giant In All Its Jovian Glory  

Mick Jacobs
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If you ever want some perspective on size in the universe, just take a look at some photos of Jupiter. Of all the planets in the solar system, Jupiter remains the largest, and beautiful pictures of Jupiter capture the awesome gas giant in all its gaseous glory. When you look at pictures of Jupiter, you realize the planet dwarfs Earth in every single way. Jupiter's own Great Red Spot alone, a violent space storm, is three times the size of Earth. Photos of Jupiter's moons can usually only capture the moons themselves, leaving Jupiter a swirling canvas in the background. Taken at the right angle, Jupiter pictures may even feature the planet's rings.

Named after the head of the Roman gods, Jupiter lives up to its name in terms of mass and might. It boasts numerous moons, its own rings, and an atmosphere that would tear even the bravest of mythical heroes apart faster than any Titan or Manticore. Thankfully, pictures of Jupiter allow you to enjoy the planet's beauty without having to endure those hardships.

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Jupiter's Magnetic Fields Ever-Changing Beneath The White Clouds


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Photo:  NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt & Seán Doran
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The Three Red Spots


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Photo:  NASA, ESA, M. Wong, I. de Pater (UC Berkeley), et al.
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The Clouds Of Jupiter


The Clouds Of Jupiter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list This Visual Tour Of Jupiter Shows The Gas Giant In All Its Jovian Glory
Photo:  Cassini Imaging Team, Cassini Project, NASA
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When Storms Nearly Collide


When Storms Nearly Collide is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list This Visual Tour Of Jupiter Shows The Gas Giant In All Its Jovian Glory
Photo: Travis Rector (U. Alaska), Chad Trujillo (Caltech) et al., Gemini Obs., AURA, NSF/NASA