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Jupiter: The Banded, Big, And Precocious “King Of Planets”

Jupiter: The Banded, Big, And Precocious “King Of Planets” By Judith E Braffman-Miller Banded, big, and precocious, the gas-giant Jupiter is our Solar System’s resident planetary behemoth with a mass that is one-thousandth that of our Sun–and two and a half times that of all the other planets in our Solar System combined. Jupiter is like a star in composition,…

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Our Milky Way: Lost And Lonely In The Void

Our Milky Way: Lost And Lonely In The Void By Judith E Braffman-Miller Wherever we look in the Universe, we see the same bizarre foam-like pattern–heavy, invisible filaments of mysterious dark matter braiding themselves around each other, weaving a gigantic structure called the Cosmic Web. The filaments are on fire with the light of dancing stars, that trace out these…

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