NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Hubble’s Jupiter And The Amazing Shrinking Great Red Spot

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Hubble’s Jupiter And The Amazing Shrinking Great Red Spot

Jupiter [Infographic]-- #Infographics-Astronomy

Jupiter [Infographic]-- #Infographics-Astronomy

This mission will be very dangerous for the probe.  It will face large amounts of radiation, gravity and the largest magnetosphere in the solar system.  No probe in history has come this close to Jupiter 6/27/16

This mission will be very dangerous for the probe. It will face large amounts of radiation, gravity and the largest magnetosphere in the solar system. No probe in history has come this close to Jupiter 6/27/16

Real Jupiter Planet NASA

Real Jupiter Planet NASA

Like the sun, Jupiter is composed predominantly of hydrogen & helium. But unlike the sun, it lacks the necessary amount to begin fusion, the process that fuels a star. Jupiter would need to be 75-80 times more massive than it is at present to be considered a star. If all of the planets in the solar system had formed as part of the gas giant, it still would not have sufficient mass. Still, by itself, Jupiter is 2 & 1/2 times larger than all of the other planets in the solar system combined.

Like the sun, Jupiter is composed predominantly of hydrogen & helium. But unlike the sun, it lacks the necessary amount to begin fusion, the process that fuels a star. Jupiter would need to be 75-80 times more massive than it is at present to be considered a star. If all of the planets in the solar system had formed as part of the gas giant, it still would not have sufficient mass. Still, by itself, Jupiter is 2 & 1/2 times larger than all of the other planets in the solar system combined.

The view from Jupiter's south pole from the Juno spacecraft has just been released. Amazing.

The view from Jupiter's south pole from the Juno spacecraft has just been released. Amazing.

This true colour image of the giant planet Jupiter, by NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the impact sites of fragments 'D' and 'G' from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

This true colour image of the giant planet Jupiter, by NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the impact sites of fragments 'D' and 'G' from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

The four largest and best known of Jupiter's 60+ moons. I can see these through my telescope!!! ❤️

The four largest and best known of Jupiter's 60+ moons. I can see these through my telescope!!! ❤️

Jupiter, it's good to see you again. NASA's Juno spacecraft returns 20 years after Galileo.

Jupiter, it's good to see you again. NASA's Juno spacecraft returns 20 years after Galileo.

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