SCIENCE

The bottom of Jupiter
If we were smart, we'd get somebody to put this image on acid-free parchment and into a Dead Sea Scroll jar someplace, for the sake of our remote descendants. It's not just any civilization that can take candid photos of the bottom of Jupiter.

As usual, Bruce Sterling has just the right thing to say about this. And yes, it's a picture of the south pole of the largest planet in our solar system. Hooray for humanity.

For a great speech I'm about to listen for the second time, download Bruce's SXSW festival speech [mp3 link]. It's a great, wide-ranging look at the world.