I just wanted to share this gorgeous photograph – Jupiter and all four of its Galilean moons clearly visible, behind our own Moon with the sunlight illuminating the bumps and ridges on its surface. I love photographs like this. Sometimes it’s a pleasant reminder of how small our world is, to look up at night and see the other planets in the night sky. And to remember that we now know what they look like up close.

Unfortunately, I have no idea who the photographer is, and neither Google Images nor Tineye are being much help. The best I can do is to track it back to this tumblr page, which lists no other source. If you know where this photograph came from originally, please let me know so I can credit the photographer properly!



About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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