NASA Snaps Close-Up Photo of Jupiter

BECAUSE OF PIONEERS LIKE JOHN GLENN, NASA HAS COME A LONG WAY – MAKING NEW DISCOVERIES – AND CAPTURING STUNNING IMAGES – LIKE THIS ONE OF JUPTER.  RECENTLY, AS JUPITER MADE ITS NEAREST APPROACH TO EARTH IN A YEAR...ABOUT 415 MILLION MILES AWAY...NASA'S HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CAUGHT THE SOLAR SYSTEM'S LARGEST PLANET IN ALL OF ITS UP-CLOSE GLORY.  YOU CAN SEE ITS COLORFUL ATMOSPHERE, THE GREAT RED SPOT AND RED SPOT JUNIOR ON THE LOWER RIGHT SIDE.  IF YOU’RE AMAZED BY THESE SHOTS, YOU’RE NOT ALONE – GETTING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PLANETS THAT DOT THE SKY ABOVE US HAS INSPIRED COUNTLESS ASTRONAUTS, ASTRONOMERS, AND SPACE ENTHUSIASTS.


Instructional Links


Website Article: NASA, Solar System Exploration, The Planets, Jupiter: Overview: King of the Planets | Includes link to April 2017 photos

Magazine Article: EBSCOhost, Wacky But True, Jupiter the Facts, November 1, 2016 | May need password.

Interactive Lesson: Beacon Learning Center, Jupiter is Average | Learn about math concepts while studying Jupiter.

Website Resources: Amazing Space, Solar System Trading Cards, Jr. Edition | Print out the PDF for study & fun. Many other educational space resources at the parent site.

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