Category: solar system

celestialreconnaissance: Swirls of Jupiter …

celestialreconnaissance:

Swirls of Jupiter

Jupiter is a very stormy, turbulent, violent planet. The planet completes a day (or one complete rotation) within roughly 10 hours, which creates massive winds, producing these swirls, and violent storms. The fast rotation coupled with the fact that the planet is nothing but gas greatly multiplies the Coriolis effect. Earth too has a Coriolis effect, this creates the characteristic hurricane shapes and also contributes to the fact that storms will spin the opposite direction in different hemispheres. Luckily, our rotation is slower – our storms are less frequent and less violent than they would be if our days were shorter.

The above images come from the recent Juno mission by NASA.

astronomyblog: Saturn, rings and moons seen b…

astronomyblog:

Saturn, rings and moons seen by the Cassini spacecraft wow!

Image credit: NASA/JPL (original video)

astronomyblog: This image of Jupiter was tak…

astronomyblog:

This image of Jupiter was taken by Juno on December 16 and then processed by citizen scientist David Marriott.

Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / David Marriott 

run2damoon: Cassini 1997-2017 – Mac Rebisz

run2damoon:

Cassini 1997-2017

Mac Rebisz

Jupiter Blues

Jupiter Blues

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Astronomy is Awesome

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Crown of the Sun

Crown of the Sun

Jupiter’s Little Red Spot

Jupiter’s Little Red Spot

The Bailey’s Beads Effect During the 2017 Total Solar…

The Bailey’s Beads Effect During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse