Jupiter's "Giant Face" Looks Super Unhappy About Something

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26 Oct 2023, 6:40 pm

https://gizmodo.com/frown-face-jupiter-nasa-image-juno-1850962624


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26 Oct 2023, 7:00 pm

Jupiter, you have a problem with Uranus.


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26 Oct 2023, 10:44 pm

Jupiter is supposed to be the "bringer of jollity". Hence the word "jovial".
And why the composer Gustave Holst did joyful music for the planet.

(Like Mars is the bringer of war, Venus love, Saturn old age or wisdom, mercury brings something or other.)


I guess that Jupiter isnt always 'jovial'.


https://youtu.be/Gu77Vtja30c



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01 Nov 2023, 10:58 am

^ Mercury is the god of speed who delivers scrolls, so I guess he brings... scrolls.



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01 Nov 2023, 7:44 pm

Just looked up Holst "the Planets".

Yeah, basically.

Mercury is "the winged messenger"

Venus, in his piece is "the bringer of peace" not quite what I said (though Venus is associated with love).

The rest is as I said (BTW his ode to Mars "the bringer of war" was practically cloned by John Williams for the "Star Wars" sound track".

Uranus is "the Magician".

And Neptune is "the Mystic".

And this was before they discovered Pluto. So Pluto isnt mentioned.



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02 Nov 2023, 11:48 am

I remember in Calvin and Hobbes Calvin and Susie Derkins were assigned as partners to do a school report about the planet Mercury, and Susie was royally freaking out because Calvin wasn't doing any studying or research. When Calvin finally reads out his part of the report to the class, he says that Mercury was named after a Roman god with winged feet, and that he was the god of flowers and bouquets, which is why he's a trademark of FTD Florists. Then Calvin says, "Why they named a planet after this guy, I can't imagine". Then it shows Susie looking like she's going to literally murder Calvin in front of the whole class, and he says, "Um, back to you, Susie." :lol:



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02 Nov 2023, 2:35 pm

lostonearth35 wrote:
I remember in Calvin and Hobbes Calvin and Susie Derkins were assigned as partners to do a school report about the planet Mercury, and Susie was royally freaking out because Calvin wasn't doing any studying or research. When Calvin finally reads out his part of the report to the class, he says that Mercury was named after a Roman god with winged feet, and that he was the god of flowers and bouquets, which is why he's a trademark of FTD Florists. Then Calvin says, "Why they named a planet after this guy, I can't imagine". Then it shows Susie looking like she's going to literally murder Calvin in front of the whole class, and he says, "Um, back to you, Susie." :lol:


That actually happened to me in grade school.

The class studied the solar system. We were divided into groups. I was with two other guys. We were assigned planets to report on. The time came. And one guy got up to his oral report (cant even remember which planet it was). And he...said that the planet was named after the Roman God such and such. And then proceeded to talk all about the Roman God and the stuff he did in mythology. Never mentioned the planet again. And when he sat down the other two of us were practically tearing our hair out. And we admonished him that "you're supposed to report on the PLANET. Not on the GOD!! !!



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03 Nov 2023, 7:42 pm

You've Never Seen Jupiter Look So Much Like Cotton Candy

https://gizmodo.com/jupiter-hubble-image-ultraviolet-space-planets-1850990528


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03 Nov 2023, 9:37 pm

Lovely.

And rather jovial.



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03 Nov 2023, 10:08 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Just looked up Holst "the Planets". Yeah, basically. Mercury is "the winged messenger"
Venus, in his piece is "the bringer of peace" not quite what I said (though Venus is associated with love).
The rest is as I said (BTW his ode to Mars "the bringer of war" was practically cloned by John Williams for the "Star Wars" sound track". Uranus is "the Magician". And Neptune is "the Mystic". And this was before they discovered Pluto. So Pluto isnt mentioned.

that in much later editions of the score, a new composition of pluto is sometimes included.



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03 Nov 2023, 10:38 pm

Yes. I have run across that fact. The original piece was scored in the 1890s. So the original composer isnt around anymore. But apparently sometime in the last century they have appointed someone to compose a segment for Pluto.


I guess that thats artistically legit.



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03 Nov 2023, 10:51 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Yes. I have run across that fact. The original piece was scored in the 1890s. So the original composer isnt around anymore. But apparently sometime in the last century they have appointed someone to compose a segment for Pluto. i guess that thats artistically legit.

my impression of the piece is that it is NOT organic to the rest of the piece, different artistic sensibility by a different artist in a different century. sorta tough to emulate holst-like phrasing and chords and not sound like mere aping.



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03 Nov 2023, 11:12 pm

Yes. Today we want space music to sound "spacey"...and science fictiony, and trippy, or alien and avant guard, or like that.

Holst is very pompous and Victorian sounding. Great music that it is though.

And like I said...Hollywood ripped off his Mars for the Star Wars sound track.

The Jupiter theme was a theme song for SOME TV show (not space related) of my childhood, but I cant place it.



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04 Nov 2023, 12:07 am

i couldn't find it either.



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04 Nov 2023, 7:02 am

Might have been some local DC area show.

I was thinking that it might have been "Bold Journey". Late Fifties, early Sixties, show showcasing individuals who had taken home movies of their treks to weird places ...like living among head hunters in the Amazon...pretty cool show actually. But I found an episode on Utube with the opening credits and it has different background music. So it wasnt that.



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05 Nov 2023, 10:58 am

Jupiter is probably upset about the state of its little sibling, the Earth. And fearing humans will start colonising Jupiter any time now :lol:


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