Oops, I’m sorry. That’s Europa, not Io.
Nice change of pace post .. thanks :-)
I’ll wait until it come out in color...
Very cool. Thanks 4 sharing.
Attempt no landings on Europa.
But if you can get it into the hole, you get 10,000 points.
Cool free software for universe explorers.
If Jupiters mass were say about a thousand times greater that it is it would have been a star. As it is however ol’ Jupiter is a kind of cosmic short stop. His big mass pulls in all kinds of stuff that would otherwise come smashing into us-most of the time. Some stuff does slip by but all in all we wouldn’t be here on our little planet if it weren’t for the old King Of The Planets.
Juno did its first orbital flyby of Jupiter yesterday. Should have some cool images in the next few weeks. Then in October they’re going to put Juno into an even tighter orbit.
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I was there
The Dunes at the end of Fort Morgan road
Not for sissies I can promise
Eerie to see it just “hanging” there in space. Any small perturbation in its orbit and the gas giant would eat it alive.