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 #astronomy
@ArtistMarciaX would be challenging but awesome
@minitrope Totally my thought- that it looked like some sort of divine art room accident
@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
@a9ymous Nature documentaries, behind cartoons aimed at adults, are my favorite thing to watch. I couldn't agree more
@StarStuffSister My heart still aches every time I see this photograph of Jupiter:
@StarStuffSister I used to have a cleaner version of this but can't find it now.
@narF Nope, someone else mentioned that too; I remember thinking so as well. It's unreal- like a real version of what he painted.
@wdraws I don't believe so
@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.
It looks like you could walk around down there and hnnnnng i want to...
@StarStuffSister jupiter is a fucking beauty. Like a psychodelic painting ♥️
@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...
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