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Wednesday, December 26, 2012


First six planets in the solar system in size relationship to each other: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn

Photo still taken from the first close up video
of Jupiter taken by Voyager 2, 1979’s outstanding Scientific Visualization studio has produced a terrific video on Jupiter from its Science on a Sphere series.  I’m totally addicted to this series. The NASA copy writers backed by Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony pulled no punches for the dramatic.  You have to love the closing:   “Jupiter (cue the kettle drums), giant of the solar system.  Capturer of the imagination.  It is the Kilimanjaro to the wide open spaces of our solar system.  It pulls our curiosity and attention like a beacon when we look out into the darkness of space.  Jupiter: King!”

Check it out:

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