NASA’s Juno spacecraft has made a discovery. The planet Jupiter is a stormy place—especially at its poles.
Juno started orbiting Jupiter last summer. Scientists just published what it has found. You can see Jupiter’s oval storms in this picture Juno took. They are like hurricanes. Some of them stretch 870 miles across. So if you’re visiting, be sure to hold onto your hat!
Just kidding. Jupiter would be terrible to visit. Juno discovered that Jupiter’s atmosphere contains lots of ammonia. You don’t want to breathe that in!
Did you know Alaska gets about 40,000 earthquakes a year? Wow!
Alaska is a huge state. But very few people live there. Because of that, when many of Alaska’s earthquakes happen, almost no one is around for them. Right now, people from the U.S. government are busy digging into the frozen Alaska ground. They are installing seismometers. Seismometers measure how much and for how long the ground moves during earthquakes. The measurements may be able to answer an important question: When will the next earthquakes happen?
In Bangkok, Thailand, monkeys roam free. But they don’t all have saggy stomachs like this one does. This wild macaque ate lots of junk food people left behind. Now he has a nickname: Uncle Fat.
Uncle Fat weighs about three times what macaques usually weigh. Rescuers had to fight off other monkeys to catch Uncle Fat, who is the leader of his pack. To keep Uncle Fat from getting dangerous diseases, they put him on a diet of lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. They have a message for people in Thailand: “Don’t feed monkeys junk food!”
Samuel Says Sorry
Samuel is in fourth grade. He visited his state capitol in Salem, Oregon, in April. While he was there, he swiped some things that didn’t belong to him—a hazelnut and a pen. This photo shows his apology letter to the governor. “It was wrong for me to take them,” he writes. “I hope you and the people of Oregon can forgive me.” He sent the pen back to the governor, and one dollar to cover the cost of the hazelnut.
On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown tweeted a photo of the note. “I think we can forgive Samuel,” she wrote. To show her forgiveness, she sent Samuel a letter and a new pen.
Do you think anyone missed the pen and hazelnut Samuel stole from the Capitol? Probably not! But Samuel did the right thing. God sees everything we do—no matter how small.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place. — Proverbs 15: 3
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