What about Jupiter?

Hi all you SpaceBloggers!

After learning that we don’t know what Pluto looks like yet, mathematician1 asked, “What about Jupiter?” A very good question that I couldn’t wait to answer!

As it turns out, New Horizons took some fantastic pictures when it passed Jupiter on its way to Pluto. Here is one of Jupiter and Io, one of its FOUR large moons! 

Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, taken when New Horizons flew by Jupiter in early 2007. Photo courtesy of NASA.

So you see, we have a very good idea of what Jupiter looks like! You can see more pictures and discover lots about Jupiter at this website: http://nineplanets.org/jupiter.html

Hey SpaceBloggers, feel free to chime in with what you know about Jupiter, or raise other fascinating space topics. (For more information on the New Horizons mission to Pluto see the post titled Welcome to SpaceBlog)

About Jane Peddicord

Jane Ann Peddicord is an award winning author, lawyer, and space enthusiast. About her first book, NIGHT WONDERS, Laura Kraft of the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii wrote, “We’ve long waited for books such as these to explain, in age-appropriate language, some of the fundamental concepts that have shaken the foundation of Physics.” Jane is represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio and likes science, space, and springer spaniels.
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