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Day 261/365: Slowly rotating Jupiter makes everything better. [20180918|21:59]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Today was much better than yesterday. Keiki pooped in the toilet! Hooray! But that is not the only reason it was better, for today, the first birthday card arrived for me, from my aunt-out-law in the USA, and also a Mystery Amazon Package, which turned out to contain this:

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[Still life of Slowly Rotating solar-powered Jupiter sitting on its stand.]

If you would like to see Slowly Rotating Jupiter rotating, click below.


[YouTube video, 45 sec, of Slowly Rotating Jupiter rotating.]

It has been gifted to me by My Mate Josh, who is an awesome and faithful friend and has been for over twenty years. He also reads this journal. Thank you, Josh! <3

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[User Picture]From: topum
2018-09-18 21:38 (UTC)
That Jupiter is awesome. I need to get one too now.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-19 08:12 (UTC)
Go on, go on, go on. (Other planets are also available.)
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[User Picture]From: hamsterwoman
2018-09-18 21:44 (UTC)
Your slowly rotating Jupiter is AWESOME!

(I couldn't resist in the last ThinkGeek sale and got myself a plushie Jupiter -- which was not a thing I'd known existed until I saw it marked down to like $5, and then I had to have it. XP)

Also, yay for potty training being back on track. Fingers crossed!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-19 08:14 (UTC)
Plushie Jupiter is adorable. The red spot nose...! I have one as well. You get one guess who sent me that. Keiki is a little bit in love with it. He arranges plushie Rosetta so it's cuddling plushie Jupiter.
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[User Picture]From: hamsterwoman
2018-09-19 18:20 (UTC)
He arranges plushie Rosetta so it's cuddling plushie Jupiter.

That is adorable! <3
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[User Picture]From: lindahoyland
2018-09-19 09:13 (UTC)
It's beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-19 09:15 (UTC)
The children discovered it this morning. They were mesmerised!
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-09-19 11:08 (UTC)
Wow - I absolutely love slowly rotating Jupiter!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-19 11:38 (UTC)
It's pretty great. I'm going to make a cup of tea now and have another gaze at it. :D
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[User Picture]From: nationofsheep
2018-09-19 13:25 (UTC)
WTF on the slowly rotating Jupiter. That is the most satisfying gadget I have seen in some time. I could watch the video for a long time. I can't imagine how mesmerizing it must be in person.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-19 19:49 (UTC)
It's riveting. And so soothing.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2018-09-20 12:49 (UTC)
Ok, how is it powered I can't see any clues...

If you wish to mesmerise people ( slightly inebriated adults on a hot summer afternoon come to mind) try a Solar Radiometer. It was hard to find the correct name online as we call it "the turney thing" :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-21 08:28 (UTC)
It's solar-powered. I *think* the cell is located under the northern polar region, as there is a lot less detail there than I'd expect from the available imaging of the planet.
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