Sunday, January 16, 2011

Light in the Sky

The planet Jupiter, from the Voyager

During January, that bright light after sunset in the southwestern part of the sky is the planet Jupiter.

I'm impressed.

Methane hurricanes? Holy cow!

Jupiter and Thetis, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1811

I wasn't sure why Jupiter was depicted with a belly button, but now I understand. If I ever knew, I forgot, but now I know again. (In other words, his parents were Saturn and Ops.)

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