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If you go outside after sunset and look to the southwest right now, you’ll see Venus low in the sky. And above it, not too far away, is another bright object: Jupiter, the mightiest planet in the solar system.
It’s very pretty, but if you look with binoculars you’ll see it has moons. And with a small telescope you’ll see it’s a world: The disk of the planet becomes apparent, and you can even see some of the banded clouds circling it.
It’s a huge, complex, and completely fascinating place. So check out this week’s Crash Course Astronomy episode, all about Jupiter!
I hope somebody out there got my Airplane! references.
And yes, before you complain in the comments, I did in fact and indeed mean “centrifugal force.” If you have an issue with that, then I suggest you read this. You pays your money and you takes your frame of reference.
And if you like the Great Red Spot, try this, because wow.