TODAY IN HISTORY: On October 18, 1989, the Galileo space probe launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, heading out on a decade-plus mission to explore Jupiter and its neighbors. This early ‘80s NASA simulation footage shows how the spacecraft would eventually release a probe for a one-way trip into the turbulent Jovian atmosphere.
Time-lapse animation of two true-color images taken 12 minutes apart shows storm movement in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.
Planet Jupiter, observed by the Juno probe on September 1, 2017.
Planet Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 3, 2017.
Io in transit across the face of Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Space Telescopein 1999.
Jupiter seen from one of its moons, illustrated by Don Dixon, 1974.
Jupiter and Ganymede, the largest moon in the Solar System, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2008. (SpaceTelescope.org)
Ray Bolger in a rehearsal for the musical By Jupiter, 1942. (Bolger is best known for playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.)
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Planet Jupiter, observed by NASA’s Juno probe on December 16, 2017. Processing by David Marriott.
Michael Whelan cover art for “City” by Clifford D. Simak, 1976.