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On the 7th day of January in this present year 1610 at the first hour of night, when I was viewing the heavenly bodies with a telescope, Jupiter presented itself to me. Galilei Galileo
Jupiter is worshipped as the god Zeus. Known to many cults as the Royal Planet. Chris Everard, Spirit World II
The largest planet in our solar system is Jupiter. On its dark side super-bolts of lightning illuminate the clouds, as first revealed by the Voyager space-craft in 1979. Inside the orbit of Jupiter are countless shattered and broken worldlets – the asteroids. Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean, PBS 1980
Voyager I and Voyager II were launched a month apart in late summer 1977. After many alarms and close calls they successfully arrived months apart at the Jupiter system where they worked brilliantly providing the first close-up views of mighty Jupiter. Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: Travellers’ Tales
Pioneer sent back our first close-up pictures from the outer planets – of Jupiter and its big red spot. Horizon: Encounter with Jupiter, BBC 1980
Jupiter is truly immense. Eleven Earths can fit side by side across its diameter. And more than a thousand Earths fit into its entire volume. Aside from the sun, Jupiter contains twice as much material as the entire solar system. ibid.
Jupiter is not solid: it is made of hydrogen and helium gas ... Only perhaps at the very centre is there a small rocky core. ibid.
Most unexpected of all Voyager discovered that Jupiter like Saturn has a ring. ibid.
Jupiter is not solid but made of gas, the same primeval gasses from which the solar system formed. This place is half a billion miles from the Earth. A planet so big that it’s almost like a sun in its own right. The atmosphere has a Great Red Spot, like an enormous storm, three times the size of the Earth. Horizon: Earth to Miranda, BBC 1990
Is Jupiter in the wrong place? Horizon: Secrets of the Solar System, BBC 2015
Something stopped Jupiter crashing into the sun. ibid.
This new model of the solar system is now dynamic and turbulent. The prime mover in all this upheaval is the playground bully Jupiter. ibid.
In the outer solar system there lurks a monster: Jupiter. Thanks to Nasa’s Juno mission scientists can explore what’s inside the largest planet in the solar system for the first time, enabling them to peel back the layers and reveal Jupiter’s close-held secrets. And inside they are finding scientific wonders. Horizon: Jupiter Revealed, BBC 2018
Big means old … The planet must have formed when the solar system was in its infancy. ibid.
This was Jupiter greeting Juno with the roar of its massive magnetosphere. ibid.
Jupiter is home to the most powerful aurora in the solar system. ibid.
What produces the iconic stripes of wind we see in the atmosphere? How deep do those winds go? ibid.
Jupiter is a water world after all. ibid.
A vast ball of liquid metallic hydrogen. In fact it could make up as much as 50% of the planet’s huge mass. ibid.
This is the core of Jupiter: it’s mostly made of rocks at very high pressures and temperatures. ibid.
An extra layer around the core neither rock nor hydrogen ... a fuzzy mixture of rock and hydrogen enveloping the core. ibid.
When the planets were forming Jupiter went on a planetary binge. Its increasing gravity gorged on ever more gas and dust. It just grew and grew. Ten times larger and Jupiter might have fired up as a star. Solar Empire: A Star is Born, Discovery 1997
Finally in October 1989 the day came: ‘We have ignition and lift-off of Atlantis and the Galileo space-craft bound for Jupiter’. Solar Empire: Edge of Darkness
The Great Red Spot: a storm large enough to swallow the Earth three times over. ibid.
Galileo seemed to be jinxed; an expensive foray to the Jovian system was being dogged by failure. ibid.
The atmospheric probe was transmitting: things were looking up. The little probe must have made the most spectacular kamikaze dive in history. ibid.
Encircling Jupiter are very faint rings. Invisible from Earth they are overwhelmed by the light of Jupiter. ibid.
The King of Planets: Jupiter. Jupiter is surrounded by courtiers: sixteen moons spin around in the Jovian kingdom. The Voyager sent back images of moon shadows playing across the great planet’s face. Solar Empire: Edge of Darkness, Discovery 1997
Jupiter is the god who is worshipped under Petros, the Rock ... Where Peter is, there is the Church. Professor Walter J Veith, The Secret of Secret Societies
O that Jupiter would but bring me to the years that have passed. Virgil
Gifts believe me captivate both men and gods. Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts. Ovid
Two years after launch Voyager II approached Jupiter ... This giant gasbag could swallow more than 1,300 Earths. Universe: Planets
In 1993 David Levy helped to discover an icy juggernaut which had roamed the backstreets of the solar system for over four million years. The comet Levy/Shoemaker 9 hadn’t reckoned on the mighty gravitational power of Jupiter. ibid.
400 million miles from Earth exists a mini solar system of over 16 moons rotating around a powerful planet of gas. The Universe s1e4: Jupiter: The Giant Planet, History 2007
Its giant red eye was actually the eye of an enormous storm … raged for at least three hundred years … What then keeps it going? ibid.
Jupiter’s jet streams rip around the planet running in opposite directions. The Universe s2e15: Wildest Weather in the Cosmos, History 2008
The Great Red Spot on the planet Jupiter is the largest cyclone in the solar system. ibid.
Inside Jupiter’s liquid hydrogen ocean it’s over 17,000 degrees. Hotter than the surface of the sun. The Universe s4e9: Liquid Universe, History 2009
A Raging Storm that is nearly three times the size of Earth ... Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: this mother of all storms ... The Great Red Spot follows an unearthly path. The origin of this long-lived storm has baffled astronomers. The Universe s5e1: Seven Wonders of the Solar System, History 2010
The Hubble Space Telescope has recently snapped images of three smaller storms on Jupiter called White Spots. Within three years the three white spots had merged to form one Earth-sized storm. Then, the unexpected happened – Red Junior. ibid.
One of the compounds could be a form of sulphur. ibid.
Jupiter is a monster planet. If you add up all the planets together, they would not total the gigantic planet called Jupiter. Professor Michio Kaku
In 1664 the astronomer Robert Hooke noticed something strange about Jupiter. There was a pimple there which we now call the Great Red Spot. Professor Michio Kaku
The gas giants: largest by far is Jupiter. This giant planet has a mass of over three-hundred times that of Earth. While its volume is more than one thousand times greater. Birth of the Solar System, National Geographic 2017
Planet with the shortest day: Jupiter spins around on its axis once every 9 hr 55 min 29.69 secs. Guinness World Records 1985 (50th edition)