Solar System - Jupiter

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  1. Laks09

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    I just printed this out for a second leisurely read and my high schooler is now suddenly interested in reading about this and trying out that physics class which she never showed any interest in earlier. Shows what a good teacher can do to a child.
    Thank You!
     
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    Hello superwoman, @kkrish

    Are you a teacher by profession? You explained this vast subject in such simple words and steps that even I (zoologist by education) could understand. Those wonderful images were awesome, some triggered artistic imaginations and some gastronomic!!!

    I struggled trying to visualise, "This has given rise to the largest ocean in the Solar system; only it is an ocean of liquid hydrogen and not water.", how could this possibly appear? Would liquid hydrogen also look like water?

    I will try to catch up with all your articles in the days to come. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    I know another astronomy enthusiast, Mr Prasad Ganti, he too writes simplified articles on a tough subject like astronomy. Heard of him?
     
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    Will certainly post @justanothergirl . It will be a separate thread.
    I just need to dig a little deeper to one hypothesis. Though I read it in a dependable magazine I need to find out if it is repeated elsewhere or if it is a fake.
    Oh my! That is such a top-notch compliment JAG.:worship2:
    You hit upon the right word to describe how learning about all these things going on in our Earth and out of this world affect me.
    I always have a lump in my throat every time I learn about the precision.
    When I learn how our Earth's trees on the mountains help regulate our temperature, or how our bees are reason for our balance of our ecosystem, and how the stars form, how huge our galaxy is , the black holes... everything is just ... thrilling.
     
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    Thank you so much @Rihana
    To say my writing was better than Neil feGrasse Tyson! Oh my Rihana! That really is an awesome compliment. You've made me very happy. :worship2:

    You know, I always wondered why the first few pages of any book is always difficult. I too have difficulty ploughing through the first chapter. I usually start with the second chapter and then come back to the first chapter.:thinking:

    That's nice to know you like Jupiter. Yes, Galileo! What an awesome personality he was. We owe him a lot for his tenacity and brilliance! He was truly an admirable person.

    Sure will do. As I mentioned to JAG, I need to verify an hypothesis first.

    Yes, it does. I started on this, the day after I posted my article on Mars. I work on these articles whenever I get a few minutes - lunch time, just while listening to the carnatic music song I post in the carnatic thread, etc. That's why there is a long gap between each article. Yesterday I moved to Saturn. (What with the recent spate of Saturn related topics in IL, I can't wait to write about it :))

    Thank you for the request ma. But this topic is not within my "jurisdiction" if I may say so. Sorry, no UFO in my space series.
     
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    Hi @Laks09
    Could there be a better award than this? Thank you so much.
    When I started this series I did mention that if my articles spark the enthusiasm in just one child to pursue STEM, my mission is accomplished. My mission is now accomplished. I am really truly happy.:worship2:.

    Yesterday, while i read about a particular phenomenon on Saturn that is still a mystery, I was thinking may be a child today will solve that puzzle in another 10-20 years.
    I will mention what it is when I post Saturn. I hope your daughter will be the one to solve it. It is physics related.

    Also, may I recommend you get her a copy of the book "Hidden Figures"? It should be available in Costco. There are two versions, one for young readers and one for adults.
     
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    Dear Kamala,

    This is perhaps the best summary of what I need to know about Jupiter. Sometimes, I get lost in science but this is written knowing the limitations the readers might have.

    When I lived in Mumbai, my son who was then 4 years old showed a lot of interest in learning about the planets. I took him to the Planetarium in Mumbai for him to learn more as I didn't know how to teach him. He asked so many questions to one of the staff in the planetarium resulting in that guy regularly visiting us every month to satisfy my son's curiosity. He did a lot of travel to get to our home and I was very appreciative of him coming and teaching my son a lot about the planets.

    Viswa
     
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    Hi @GeetaKashyap
    Thank you Geeta.
    I am not a teacher by profession. Just fond of space.
    So glad to learn that you liked my post.
    Thanks. The credits go to the sources of course.
    I can understand the images triggering your artistic imagination, but gastronomic?:thinking:
    The only food I can relate is a sun picture to gulab jamun.
    Really curious to find out what all foods you came up with. Awaiting hungrily (pun intended) :wink1:
    Yes, liquid hydrogen will look like water, colorless.
    Sure. The articles links can be found in the sticky thread, "Space articles by kkrish", in this forum.
    No Geeta. Have not heard of him. Where does he write?
     
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    Thank you @Viswamitra .
    You made my day!

    Very happy to know about the planetarium staff member taking the time and effort to quench a young childs curiosity.
    Really these are some of our unsung heroes. I am sure he loved his job so much.

    Hope your son will be one of the scientists to solve many things still puzzling us.
     
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    @kkrish,

    You must really love astronomy to write with such love and understanding and also have it on your dp! Great things are born out of passion :)

    Oh food! So many kkrish, I will tag you whenever I post those food images;)

    Thanks for clarifying about liquid Hydrogen.

    I will send his link to you.
     
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