Now lets talk about my interest in planets and moons. So, last time it's about Pluto, as NASA's New Horizon snapped its actual and real colour and how the planet looks like. And it's more than a year now since the planet portrait photo came out.
But today, i just wanna share my interest in Jupiter, in Malay we called it "Musytari", and also its known moons.
|Jupiter - Taken by The Hubble Space Telescope|
This is Jupiter in its true colour, as you already know. Its a fifth planet in our Solar System, and the largest one. Well, talk about Jupiter.. I like it because its big, and its have a unique rings of colour. Yes, you can see the flow of its gas, and of course its Great Red Spot - which is a giant storm.
Many people i think, maybe have some kind of imagination, of how and what it's like to be near, or to be there, on Jupiter its self (?). To be honest, i do wonder about it. But, what i really like about Jupiter is its moons. Jupiter have 67 moons, but most that i really like is - Ganymede, Callisto, Europa, and Io. This 4 moons is unique for me. Just like how its all looks.
|Ganymede - Photo credit: NASA|
|Callisto - Photo credit: NASA|
|Europa - Photo credit: NASA|
|Io - Photo credit: NASA|
So i just talk about how much i like Jupiter and its moons, right?. So, yea.. Ganymede, the only moon that have magnetic field, i also like it because it does looks like Earth's moon, to me, okay. While Callisto, i love how it surface looks like have its own stars, right?.
As for Europa, this icy surface moon, the lines on its surface, it make me think that it's make the moon look very vintage (haha). And last one of my favorite 4 moons of Jupiter, Io - its the most volcanic moon from other moons. Its have over 400 active volcanoes and is the driest known object in our Solar System. See here sequence of New Horizons images showing Io's volcano Tvashtar spewing material 330 km above its surface - Io's volcano Tvashtar
As unique as it's planet, Jupiter, so do its moons. Weird as it's all beautiful.. Subhanallah.. :)
So next, my another most interest, Saturn!