Science: New Moons

Bright enough to leave a long silvery reflection on a dark river is the monster planet Jupiter now shining in the southeastern sky. Three hundred times larger than the earth, containing more matter than all the other planets combined, Jupiter takes twelve years to complete its ponderous revolution around the sun. Far from the centre of the solar system, Jupiter receives little heat, has a small core of solid rock, surrounded by a frozen ocean, thousands of fathoms deep. Thick clouds hide from astronomers the furious storms that rack the planet, scarring...