Since earliest times, one of the brightest lights in the heavens has been Jupiter, mythical king of the gods and the largest planet in the solar system. It was only natural that people from the dawn of history would be interested in such a planet and indeed, Jupiter was one of the first objects to be observed with the telescope. Even today Jupiter captures the public imagination: a vast gaseous world, home to violent storms, which have raged for centuries.

Galileo's Planet 1998, Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN-13: 9780750304481