Jupiter a Giant: into the Unknown

Alas, except this https://astrologicdiary.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/jupiter-a-giant-or-7-scientific-non-scientific-facts-that-you-probably-know/ and some other details our knowledge about Jupiter is poor, very poor… Secrets still lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016 NASA’s Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the planet and passing closer than any spacecraft before. Juno would like to see Jupiter for what it really is, but first it must pass the trial of orbit insertion. This is a very dangerous mission for Juno since we are not sure if Jupiter is ready to welcome a guest…

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Jupiter a Giant: 7 scientific–non–scientific facts that you probably know

Picture P36Magnetic Jupiter is an unusual planet, by any standards, terrestrial or cosmic.

I. Take a look at Jupiter in the night sky and you will see a magnificent colored globe; it is as beautiful as a magic flower.

II. In Astrology Jupiter represents the power of Expansion but positive in your life or not it depends on the kind of correlating aspects.

III. It is extremely large; a whole series of Earths could be strung along the equator of Jupiter, like beads.

Picture P37IV. I think people have always known about Jupiter. According to the ancient Babylonians, the planet Jupiter ruled the night sky and mapped out the basic (now – Zodiacal) constellations. Yes, midnight Jupiter was the Guide, the Babylonian epic Enuma Elish or Tablets of Creation refer to Jupiter in the Fifth Tablet as the marker of the signs: “He (Marduk – the Creator) founded the station of Nibir (Jupiter) to determine their bounds…” Continue reading

“Mobilis in Mobile”

Picture P373000 – 5000 years ago (can you imagine…) skywatchers preferred to observe not planets but stars. During a human life in 70-80 years the stars are always in place while the planets are restlessly and endlessly moving from one point to another, almost like people 🙂

Modern Astrology usually describes the planets in motion as direct, indirect or retrograde and stationary (occasionally).

Besides this Astronomy explores the type of the motion, for example, there are two patterns in retrograde motion: Continue reading