Hubble took a bunch of great pictures of Jupiter that got made into a flat stretched-out map of the entire planet.

The headline is that the Great Red Spot is (still) shrinking, but actually I just love looking at this rectangle. It's like a flag of Jupiter!


Also here is an animation made from that map, which I definitely didn't watch a bunch of times this afternoon. I just love Jupiter.

uses food as a metaphor, but actually just about Jupiter Show more

I used to have one of these blue swirly cloud pictures from Juno as the wallpaper on my phone. I just love that we had no way of knowing this before but yet Jupiter has looked like this the whole time. This big ball hiding its bright colors from us.

(I've reverted to being a normal person who has a cute picture of my and my boyfriend on my phone now but before that it was all Jupiter and Enceladus and other stuff from Cassini.)

Here's another cool video about the Hubble pictures of Jupiter/specifically about the Great Red Spot.

The explanatory text is printed and not spoken so it's not the most accessible, but if you can put up with that it's pretty nice.

I think Saturn's polar blue is seasonal. I wonder if Jupiter's is too.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.

We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive, Streets MN, Grease Rag and The MN Tool Library. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.

Recurring contributors: @hfrazey,, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, @june @wafflesoup and anonymous.

If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.