Although it is named after the Roman God of sky and thunder (and king of the gods), ancient civilizations long before the Romans knew of Jupiter. It is one of the brightest objects in the sky and is visible to the naked eye, so it was easy to spot. This blog has amazing images of the God of all the planets.
(Published in Dunya Blogs)
Cassini will reach its end this year and Juno, the next. But the Voyagers, undoubtedly our greatest space mission, will continue their journey towards deep space. They have given us many moments of amazement. Perhaps the greatest one was when Voyager 2 turned its camera back towards the Earth to capture the entire Solar System, where Earth can be seen as a single pixel pale blue dot. Just a dot – in the entirety of the universe.
Humans now have spacecraft orbiting Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter and Saturn.