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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet within the Solar System. It is a gas giant with mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets.

Methuselah Nebula MWP1: Beautiful Methuseleh, in the constellation Cygnus, is a mere 150 thousand years old, a cosmic blink of the eye but far older than the average nebula which lasts 10 - 20 thousand years. (Planetary nebulae are the brief final phase of stellar evolution as the central star shrugs off its outer layers to become a hot white dwarf.)
Methuselah Nebula MWP1: Beautiful Methuseleh, in the constellation Cygnus,  is a mere 150 thousand years old, a cosmic blink of the eye but far older than the average nebula which lasts 10 - 20 thousand years. (Planetary nebulae are the brief final phase of stellar evolution as the central star shrugs off its outer layers to become a hot white dwarf.)
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Wright’s Celestial Map of the Universe, 1742. A synopsis of the universe, or, the visible world epitomiz’d / by Thomas Wright of Durham.
Wright’s Celestial Map of the Universe, 1742. A synopsis of the universe, or, the visible world epitomiz’d / by Thomas Wright of Durham.
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there are no accidents
there are no accidents
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Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet within the Solar System. It is a gas giant with mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet within the Solar System. It is a gas giant with mass one-thousandth that of the Sun but is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is classified as a gas giant along with Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Together, these four planets are sometimes referred to as the Jovian or outer planets.
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Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud
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