Jupiter and the Moons of Earth
Wait, “moons” of Earth? Did you read that right? Don’t worry, no one’s pulling a fast one on you.
In this image, captured in Germany after the April new moon, we have Earth’s largest natural satellite, the capital “M” Moon we are all familiar with. Streaking through the center is the path of our largest artificial satellite, the International Space Station, which is sort of a man-made moon that people live on.
And down in the left we see Jupiter, one of our brightest celestial neighbors. As a special treat, you can click through to the high resolution version and see tiny points of light around Jupiter. Those are Jupiter’s moons!