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This is more than a small amount special.ย The video is courtesy of NASA, and the best footage yet of Jupiter. It is exactly what you’d be seeing if you were on a spaceship going past the planet yourself! Incredible stuff. Also, the music that accompanies it is from the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey – Jupiter Scene’, which is a very nice touch – nods

I’ve posted the video here, but ideally click the following link, because then it will fill your screen – you get far more of an experience there –ย https://vimeo.com/219993811

Prepare to be awed, for awed you shall be.

I leave you with a beautiful quote that sprang to mind as I contemplated the heavens;

“I was sat at the bottom of the garden a week ago, smoking a reflective cheroot, thinking about this and that – mostly that, and I just happened to glance at the night sky and I marvelled at the millions of stars glistening like pieces of quicksilver thrown carelessly onto black velvet. In awe I watched the waxen moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an amber chariot towards the void of infinite space wherein the tethered bolts of Jupiter and Mars hang forever in their orbital majesty; and as I looked at all this, I thought, ‘I must put a roof on this lavatory.”-Les Dawson

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