Callisto, the 3rd largest moon in the solar system! Below are some fascinating facts about this almost planet-like moon!
☆It is similar in size to Mercury ☆Tidally locked to Jupiter, and is also over a million miles away
☆Would be considered a planet had it been orbiting the sun, and not Jupiter
☆Callisto may be able to harbor life!!! It's not geologically active, but there's the likely presence of an ocean beneath the moon's surface, as well as low levels of radiation. It has been considered the one of the best places for a human base for future exploration of the Jovian system (Europa has also been considered, with slightly better conditions)
☆Callisto isn't affected by the gravity of the rest of Jupiter's moons. It doesn't experience the orbital gravitational pull, so there s less of a tidal heating. The reason it's less affected by the magnetosphere of Jupiter is because it's so far away
☆Callisto is actually much brighter in the sky than our very own Moon when viewed through a telescope. That is because of the very thick layer of ice which reflects the Sun better than the surface of our Moon.
Hope you enjoyed these really cool facts! [#callisto#jupiter#jupitersmoon#jupitersmoons#outerspace#spacefacts ]
Oh my goodness. Last night was so fun! Just wanna start out by saying, yes I personally took that photo of the moon! Had so much fun with the #moonsquad 😂 I also got to see Jupiter and it’s moons, Venus, and so much more! The last pic is just of this cool hole in some drift wood and the sun set and I thought I was pretty artsy 😂
Jupiter and its moons Ganymede on the left and Io opposite it. The Great Red Spot has been a continuous storm on Jupiter for more than 300 years. The storm is many times the size of the Earth, and exemplifies the complex nature of Jupiter’s atmosphere. Jupiter makes a complete rotation in just over 12 hours, which produces the egg shape of the planet, considerably flattened at the poles. #jupiter#celestronevolution925#astronomicalwonders#jupitersmoons#autostakkert#solarsystem
Happy Sunday!! Aren’t Sundays the best? Today started off with breakfast in bed (lucky me! 😍) and now I’m going to a baby shower for a vegan afternoon tea 👏🏻👏🏻 what are you up to this Sunday?
I’ve also been playing around with some product photography... and might even be designing a new website... watch this space 🤣💕 All necklaces shown in the picture are available at the link in my profile! 💕