Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Pausing to Admire the Universe


What an extraordinary universe we live in! What an amazing time to be alive! When I was a child--no, we need not go back that far. When I sold my first story in 1979, the Solar planets were all mysterious fuzzballs of light. Pluto was a featureless dot. And now we get close-up pictures like the above of the atmosphere of Jupiter.

Over at Science and Nature, courtesy of NASA's Juno probe, there's a portfolio of fresh new close-ups of the king of planets. You can see them by clicking here.

Take a deep breath. Disengage from politics for just a minute or two. Any species capable of taking photographs like these can't be all bad.


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