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Looking down into a Jupiter hurricane

Looking down into a Jupiter hurricane
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Cool image time! The photo to the right, cropped and reduced to post here, was created by citizen scientists Kevin Gill and Navaneeth Krishnan from a raw image taken by Juno during its 40th close fly-by of Jupiter in February 2022.

I don’t have a scale, but I would guess that this storm is at least a thousand miles across. The depth is harder to measure, but we looking down into a deep whirlpool for sure.

To bring out the details Gill and Krishnan enhanced the colors significantly. The original is quite bland in comparison, with this storm being the faint dark spot just below the center near the photo’s left edge.

Conscious Choice cover

Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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  • Ian C.

    That’s like a surreal high-on-drugs 1950s painting. Awesome.

  • GaryMike

    The technology currently does not exist to also see the sharks swirling about.

  • Call Me Ishmael

    “… the sharks swirling about”

    Actually …

    Are you sure that isn’t the eye of a giant squid? I mean a really, really giant squid?

  • GaryMike

    Occam’s Razor: Do not multiply complexities unnecessarily.

    Squid(s) are not documented to be associated with tornadoes. Frogs, or fish, sometimes. Flying monkeys, once.

  • Blackwing1

    “Ah…” (yawn) “Just another amazing image from our robots exploring the solar system.”

  • GaryMike

    Dilbert cartoon alert:

    Be safe. Don’t click on the link. Paste it into your browser address window. Or not.

    Or, just go to

  • Jeff Wright


  • GaryMike

    Are you suspecting Robert Zimmerman’s quiet hosting is disguising nefarious intent?

    Maybe he’s the AI’s simulation of a website’s “Moderator”.

    Or maybe something more different (Zappa reference.)

  • ‘I went down, down, down; into a swirling ring of destruction

    I went down, down, down; into a monstrous construction.’

    A very cool image.

  • Spectrum Shift

    Thank you RZ for bringing us these “cool image time”s. I remember my first view of Jupiter using a drug store telescope. I was thrilled at the time, that I could see a small white disc (smudge actually) with four moons, lined up at the equator. These images today are “out of this world”, pun intended!

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