Now that the Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter, we’ll soon find out what is under all of those colorful, striped clouds. What if it’s a wonderful planet that is a parallel Earth? Okay, I’m a sucker for imagining cosmic what-ifs.
It has been a pretty depressing several days on the news-of-the-world front, so it seemed like a good time for some galactic escapism! With the extremist death cult of ISIS massacring Muslims during one Islam’s most holy weeks, not to mention attacking the final resting place of the Prophet Muhammad, things are not looking up on our own blue marble.
NASA sent a spacecraft 1.8 billion miles that arrived within one second of its planned arrival time, just as one of the two contenders to lead the free world was tweeting in all caps alongside anti-semitic imagery. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was admonished by FBI Director James Comey for being “extremely careless” with her email. Sigh, technology. Enjoy the space flight to JupitEarth, and be sure to visit me on Patreon!