These pictures of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft are fucking with my emotions; I remember avidly staring at grainy black and white photos of the planets when I was very little. Absolutely breathtaking

@StarStuffSister Whoa, these are pictures?! They look like pieces from exceptional post-impressionist paintings. 😮

@StarStuffSister folks i wanna fucking eat jupiter fuckin look at it oh my god

@minitrope Totally my thought- that it looked like some sort of divine art room accident

@StarStuffSister the advancements in resolution are incredible. All the Attenborough nature specials now are quantum leaps ahead of where they were in 2001-02. Wonders literally never cease.

@a9ymous And it's a similarly cool comparison bc he's been a naturalist forever and the old black and white stuff of him when he was young compared to now is incredible

@StarStuffSister the Making Of episode of BP2 is my favorite, new respect for what the contributors and crew do to make it happen and how much it's pushing forward our understanding *and appreciation* of the other life forms on our planet.

@a9ymous Nature documentaries, behind cartoons aimed at adults, are my favorite thing to watch. I couldn't agree more

@noelle @StarStuffSister Wow! I love that space is turning out to be even more stunning than I imagined as a kid (and I imagined pretty hard!)

@StarStuffSister Woah! Am I the only one who think it looks like that Van Goth painting of the starry sky?!

@narF Nope, someone else mentioned that too; I remember thinking so as well. It's unreal- like a real version of what he painted.

@StarStuffSister do they use AI to sharpen the photos? it has the same unnerving quality as deep dream images

@StarStuffSister We had some gorgeous "artists' renditions" of the gas giants when I was young (70s, 80s), but not one comes even close to the glory of the real thing. If an artist had painted Jupiter like this, they would have been told to not get carried away.

@StarStuffSister The photos from Juno are stunning. DAE feel a profound sadness when looking at photos of other planets?


It looks like you could walk around down there and hnnnnng i want to...

@StarStuffSister wow. I love how fluids behave the same at planetary scales as in a cup of coffee. So cool.

@StarStuffSister Oh, yeah, isn't that shit crazy awesome? Even better than the images from Galileo.

Hell, I can remember seeing Pluto only as artists' concepts and grainy splotches on ground-based telescope fotos; then the New Horizons fotos came back and OH JEEZUS CHRIST, a real actual world with mountains and plains and topography, oh look the fuck out...

@StarStuffSister that first once is a close up of chopped lettuce, don't try to fool me

I kinda love that the whole point of JunoCam was to make all of the Jupiter images public so that anyone can play with them.

I may have gotten carried away once or twice...


Starry starry red cabbage

Super beautiful I've never seen these before

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