Reminiscent of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” this stunning photo of Jupiter’s swirly atmosphere, was captured by the Juno spacecraft, which is dedicated to studying Jupiter’s composition. It recently appeared on NASA’s Instagram page just in time for the news that astronomers have discovered 12 new moons belonging to the planet. That brings Jupiter’s total moon count to 92, more than any other planet in our solar system.


“it’s better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are…

than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think you are in paradise.”

-henry david thoreau


Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Sean Do


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