Jupiter is Far Out: NASA Image of the Day

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This image is made up of two things I really enjoy: Space stuff and psychedelic art. And not since the final section of 2001: A Space Odyssey has the two been blended so well together!

In all seriousness, this is pretty clever. Some groovy artist/graphic designer/free-spirit individual not tied down by the restraints placed on them by the Man realized that the images coming back from the Juno spacecraft looked a lot like the psychedelic art of the 1960s/70s and created a poster using that retro style. And the result is pretty awesome.

Makes me think the Juno spacecraft is really a starship trooper that went into interstellar overdrive thru a purple haze across the universe to a dark star to meet the children of the sun. A real space oddity.

Seriously, it is darned clever. Bravo to the person who put this together.

Celebrating 5 Years at Jupiter

On July 4, 2016, our Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on a mission to peer through the gas giant planet’s dense clouds and answer questions about the origins of our solar system. Since its arrival, Juno has provided scientists with a treasure trove of data about the planet’s origins, interior structures, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Juno is the first mission to observe Jupiter’s deep atmosphere and interior, and will continue to delight with dazzling views of the planet’s colorful clouds and Galilean moons. As it circles Jupiter, Juno provides critical knowledge for understanding the formation of our own solar system, the Jovian system and the role giant planets play in putting together planetary systems elsewhere.

Learn more about the mission and download other groovy images.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech | Courtesy of NASA.gov

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