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Sunday, June 1, 2014

1-JUNE-1979: JUPITER HAS A RING (SYSTEM) TOO!

Voyager1 busts Jupiter (by sciencemug)
Busting Jupiter (by sciencemug... and Voyager1)
 
[The picture of Jupiter is adapted from a Public Domain image by sciencemug (source: wikia.com)]

So things went like this: Voyager1 NASA space probe blurts out what it's just seen; as a consequence, on this very day (June, 1st) in 1979, this paper comes out on Science exposing Jupiter for what it really is, a polygamous cheater wearing a ring system (like Saturn, Uranus and Neptune); a hurt lady Earth starts flirting with Mars* (which has no ring(s))...

*Indeed lady 'easy' Earth had already started hitting on Mars in 1964, stalking it with space probe Mariner4