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It’s the largest planet in the solar system and is the strongest gravitational i

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It’s the largest planet in the solar system and is the strongest gravitational influence in the solar system other than the sun. Jupiter is immense in size. It’s about 142,800 km in diameter or about 11 times the size of the Earth. In terms of volume, you could fit about 1,300 Earths inside of Jupiter. Even Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is noticeably larger than our small world. Jupiter is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, yet it does contain other chemicals such as sulphur, methane, and water. Heat generated from deep within the gas giant creates some of the largest and most spectacular storms in the solar system. These storms rage across the upper atmosphere, and perhaps even go further into the planet itself. Jupiter is also home to the strongest magnetic field in the solar system (other than the sun). This magnetic field is generated in a rather interesting way. Inside Jupiter, pressures become so extreme that hydrogen takes on an interesting form. Under these extreme conditions, the hydrogen gas becomes a metallic liquid. Hydrogen will behave like a metal, allowing it to conduct electricity and generate a magnetic field. When it first formed, Jupiter was likely a rocky world. Over time, it accumulated more and more gas, growing immense in size. It’s possible Jupiter still has a rocky core at it’s centre. It’s also possible the core has eroded away over the past few billion years. It remains one of the greatest mysteries of Jupiter. # Follow us to be featured . . via @astrophysics_ . . . #milkyway #nightsky #telescope #nightscaper #iss #astronomy #moon #space #thedailycosmos #universetoday #milkywaygalaxy #stargazing #rocketlaunch #milkywaystars #solarsystem #planets #milkywayhair #nasabeyond #endeavour #longexposure #timelessuniverse #super_longexpo #nightphotography #milkywaychasers #milkywayphoto #nightlaunch #milkywaypics
Checking in my annual ‘goodbye Milky Way Core’ post. This year was a good one fo

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Checking in my annual ‘goodbye Milky Way Core’ post. This year was a good one for me because I took some extra time to try to get back into the basics of wide field Astro, which can be equally rewarding as deep sky. It is certainly less lonely. Anyways I’ll miss u core see u next year <3 also @derekvculver collected the data on the first pic. # Follow us fore more . . via @astrofalls . . . #thedailycosmos #milkyways #nasa #nightscaper #telescope #universetoday #astronaut #astronomy #ig_astrophotography #launch #timelessuniverse #rocket #solarsystem #fantastic_universe #milkywayphoto #milkywaychasers #milkywaypics #photography #fullmoon #elitelongexposures #longexposure #wotn_milkyway
What does it take to perfectly build, launch and land a spacecraft on ? Our new

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What does it take to perfectly build, launch and land a spacecraft on ? Our new podcast takes you behind the scenes of the mission. Listen through the link in our bio: https://go.nasa.gov/2qdS3Lk # Follow us to be featured . . via @nasajpl . . . #astronomi #nightscaper #universe #astrophysics #telescope #astrophoto #darkskyshots #hubble #milkyway #astronomy #ig_astrophotography #milkywaychasers #spaceshuttle #nightphotography #night #milkywaycake #wotn_milkyway #milkywaypics #nebula #longexposure #milkywayhair #endeavour #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaychaser #elitelongexposures
The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch this morning from a pad at Californi

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The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch this morning from a pad at Californias Vandenberg Air Force Base, to send SpaceXs first Starlink broadband satellites and the Paz radar-imaging satellite into orbit. The private company decided to delay the launch for extra-check, so the rocket will be able to liftoff next Wednesday. Paz will generate sharp radar imagery of Earth for a variety of customers, including the Spanish government, over the course of the satellites 5.5-year mission. // # Follow us if you liked this. . . via @inst_astro . . . #moon #universe #cosmos #astrophysics #constellation #milkywaychasers #exploration #interstellar #night #milkywaypics
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