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Jupiter is stranger than we knew. NASA’s Juno spacecraft completed its sixth swoop past Jupiter as it moves around its highly elliptical orbit. Pictured, Jupiter is seen from below where, surprisingly, the horizontal bands that cover most of the planet disappear into swirls and complex patterns. A line of white oval clouds is visible nearer to the equator. Recent results from Juno show that Jupiter’s weather phenomena can extend deep below its cloud tops, and that Jupiter’s magnetic field varies greatly with location. Juno is scheduled to orbit Jupiter 37 times with each orbit taking about six weeks.

Image Credit: NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt & Seán Doran

ingridlake  asked:

would you extend mag being an embarrassing Dad™ in the meet-as-teens fic? maybe not him giving "the talk" necessarily but something around that level of mortifying for the kiddos would be so good.

You’re in luck. I happen to have been cackling my ass off about this very thing all morning.


To their credit, Juno and Peter are more discreet than a lot of kids their age– Mag would have felt like a poor teacher if they’d been anything less. Unfortunately, the fact that he’s their teacher means that he has a perfect understanding of every single one of their tells. So as much as he appreciates their efforts at concealment, those two aren’t fooling anyone.

Which means it’s time to take certain matters into his own hands.

The preparations are made, the plans are memorized, the supplies are spread out on the table before him. 

When Peter and Juno come downstairs for breakfast that morning, Mag is seated. On the table in front of him is a bowl of fruit, a box of condoms, and a stack of books which officially don’t exist.

Peter looks at the collection, utterly puzzled. Between the overzealous censors and Peter’s dedication to his own training in the art of crime, there’s still a lot he doesn’t know. Judging by the horror on Juno’s face, he’s a bit more well-versed in the subject, but there’s no telling exactly how far his education extends, or how egregious the gaps within it.

No, better to be comprehensive, just to get it over with.

“Have a seat, kids,” he says, indicating the chairs. “The two of you are about to become Brahma’s leading experts on safe sex.”

Jupiter is stranger than we knew. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has now completed its sixth swoop past Jupiter as it moves around its highly elliptical orbit. Pictured, Jupiter is seen from below where, surprisingly, the horizontal bands that cover most of the planet disappear into swirls and complex patterns. A line of white oval clouds is visible nearer to the equator. Recent results from Juno show that Jupiter’s weather phenomena can extend deep below its cloud tops, and that Jupiter’s magnetic field varies greatly with location. Juno is scheduled to orbit Jupiter 37 times with each orbit taking about six weeks. 

 Image Credit: NASA, Juno, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt & Seán Doran

Scientists already know that Jupiter’s auroras are caused by more than just solar storms. The planet’s gigantic magnetosphere also brightens the otherworldly lights with a constant stream of mega-intense charged particles. And all this is happening on a huge scale. Think of it this way: If Jupiter’s enormous magnetic field were visible to the eye, scientists say, it would appear from Earth to be the same size as the sun—even though it is five times farther away. –– Adrienne LaFrance, Jupiter Puts on a Light Show For Juno

(Photo credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble)