Jupiter, bringer of jollity

 

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Among the most lasting imagery from all of the science-fiction that I’ve read is from Heinlein’s ‘juvenile sic-fi’ novel “Farmer In The Sky”.  A boy and his family settle on Jupiter’s moon, Ganymede.  It’s a good little story with some solid ‘sci’ but the image of the planet Jupiter just dominating the sky of their new world really struck me.

The Flea links to some cool imagery of what the planets of our Solar System would look like in the sky if they were the same distance from us as the Moon.  (I would have expected Jupiter to be larger.)

Here, you can listen to Holst while you view.  😎

 

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