The Planet Jupiter – Anthology (2020) by Various Authors (ed.by Jerry eBooks)
English | 2020 | Sci-Fi | ePUB | 27mb
Jupiter’s importance in sf is derived from its status as the largest planet in the solar system and also the most accessible—because nearest to Earth—of the Gas Giants. Its four major moons—Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa—were discovered by Galileo, but it was not until 1892 that the US astronomer Edward Barnard (1857-1923) discovered the fifth. About a dozen others were discovered in the twentieth century. The visible “surface” of Jupiter is an outer layer of a very dense, deep atmosphere and is thus fluid, though it does have one enigmatic feature that has endured at least since 1831: the Great Red Spot.