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Photographer captures Jupiter from his garden as it gets closer to Earth

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Jupiter is expected to make its closest approach to Earth in 59 years on Monday.

While of course, it would still be more than 360 million miles away but scientists say, stargazers have not had this opportunity since October 1963 when it could be seen this clearly.

An astrophotographer, Andrew McCarthy is all set to capture the gas giant. He has already taken some stunning pictures in such detail that it looks like a huge marble floating in space.

According to MailOnline, he took these photos from his garden.

Jupiter as captured by astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy.— Cosmic_background
Jupiter as captured by astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy.— Cosmic_background

McCarthy’s pictures clearly show the red spots on Jupiter and its cloud bands.

Jupiter as captured by astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy.— Cosmic_background
Jupiter as captured by astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy.— Cosmic_background

McCarthy, who is known to his followers as Cosmic-Background,  said it was the “clearest shot” he has managed of the planet.

Jupiter as captured by astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy.— Cosmic_background
Jupiter as captured by astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy.— Cosmic_background

Some facts about Jupiter:

  • It is the fifth planet in our solar system and the largest too.
  • It is made entirely of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium.
  • According to NASA, the planet’s Great Red Spot is a storm bigger than the Earth that has been going on for hundreds of years.
  • It completes a single orbit in 12 Earth years.
  • One day on Jupiter is nine hours and 56 minutes.
  • It has 53 moons and countless moonlets.

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Another X, previously Twitter, outage has affected Pakistan.

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Adding to the current difficulties with online connectivity, internet users in Pakistan experienced yet another disturbance when attempting to use the services of social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.

Users from Islamabad and other regions of the nation were unable to use the site for several hours since the service was down.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), which is becoming increasingly concerned about the frequent outages, has not made an official remark about the matter.

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Elections 2024: On February 8, a “suspension” of cellphone and internet services was suggested.

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The suggestion was made at the meeting of the ECP, which was convened to examine the state of law and order in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

According to those with knowledge of the situation, there was a suggestion to cut back on mobile and internet service in vulnerable sections of the nation in time for the general elections in 2024.

The election candidates’ security was also a topic of discussion during the conference, and CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja voiced his worries about the rise in attacks on political gatherings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

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Government Decides to Take Action: Solangi Denounces Journalist Harassment Campaign

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The troll army of a political party has been harassing Journalist Gharidah Farooqui, and the Caretaker Government has strongly objected to this nasty and shady campaign, according to Caretaker Minister for Information Murtaza Solangi.

He warned that disclosing someone’s home address or private phone number amounted to encouraging violence and harassment and would not be allowed in a post on the social media site “X.”

The Minister went on to say that the appropriate authorities are looking into the situation and that the offenders and those who assist them will face consequences in accordance with the law.

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