Jupiter's ChaosMikey 8 comments
Sometimes we need reminding of just how small our planet really is, and this sequence of photos taken by Hubble does the job of reminding us admirably.
You see that small red dot in the lower left of the series moving closer to Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' which in the last frame is spat out like a loogie? That small red dot is bigger than Earth. Think about that for a moment - that insignificant spec on Jupiter's radar is bigger than our entire planet.
That's one heck of a violent storm happening down there. It's no wonder we have no chance in hell of ever sending a probe to the surface leave alone sending a manned space craft.
Can you imagine what it must be like to witness those storms from the surface?
If you want more reminding of our insignificance in the universe, I urge you to watch this short video, narrated by the late Carl Sagan.