NASA has been releasing these amazing images shot from their space probe Juno and it sure makes you want to head out for a Sunday drive. Of course driving on this huge planet would be impossible as it’s a big ball of gas surrounding a rocky core. The planet does have a lot going for it however, lots of hydrogen. At least there’s lots of fuel available. So driving my MGB GT on Jupiter, I don’t think so.

This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometres). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles
This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometres). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles

Of course the real (sorry little rocket man Kim Jong Un) rocket man Elon Musk has this figured out so being a logical sort of guy he’s sending his cherry red Tesla Roadster to Mars later this month on the massive Falcon Heavy rocket. This should be fun!

While Mars doesn’t have roads yet at least it has rock and soil and….. sunlight! And of course, his red Tesla is powered by electricity. We have smart people in the world! I think the color of the Tesla works, how about you?

Red Tesla Roadster on Mars - NASA image
Red Tesla Roadster on Mars – NASA image

Regardless, I’m a little bored with the red planet as we have seen amazing photos of Mars for a long time now. It wasn’t that long ago when the most spectacular images of Jupiter were like the one below. Definitely very cool but boy have we come a long way in the past 50 years or so.

The planet Jupiter Courtesy: NASA, ESA, and A Simon. (Courtesy: Goddard Space Flight Center)
The planet Jupiter Courtesy: NASA, ESA, and A Simon. (Courtesy: Goddard Space Flight Center)

Check out this cool abstract, looks like ice but it sure isn’t.

Very cool looking Jupiter
Very cool looking Jupiter

And if you want colorful swirls of gases you can’t beat these images. Keep these coming NASA!

Juno took this image of colorful, turbulent clouds in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere on December 16 at 9:43 a.m. PST (12:43 p.m. EST) from 8,292 miles (13,345 km) above the tops of Jupiter’s clouds, at a latitude of 48.9 degrees. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstaedt / Seán Doran.
Juno took this image of colorful, turbulent clouds in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere on December 16 at 9:43 a.m. PST (12:43 p.m. EST) from 8,292 miles (13,345 km) above the tops of Jupiter’s clouds, at a latitude of 48.9 degrees. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstaedt / Seán Doran.
Another cool Jupiter storm - NASA
Another cool Jupiter storm – NASA
Blue Jupiter - NASA
Blue Jupiter – NASA

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