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  1. Things We Saw Today: The Illustration For “Human” In D&D Is Awesome

    You mean humans can be not generically stubbly white males? GASP

    The rules for the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons seem to be getting everything right. First, they're inclusive of all different kinds of gender identity. Now, they're even illustrating "humans" as not generic white male game characters. Thanks, D&D. You rule. (via Twitter)

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  2. The New Trailer For Jupiter Ascending Is Here, And It’s Shiny

    More like Jupiter Waiting.

    Although the film's release date has been pushed back to 2015 for reported FX issues, the new trailer for the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending was just released, and it might be the wackiest glimpse of the film we've had so far.

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  3. Learn More About Jupiter’s Shrinking Red Spot In This Livestreaming Google Hangout

    If we were really mean, we'd link you to a Lump Maroon All That sketch. But we didn't.

    Jupiter's Red Spot has been slowly shrinking in diameter since the 1930s, but its rate of shrinkage has increased pretty tremendously over the past few years. Today at 4pm EDT, astronomers Tony Darnell and Dr. Carol Christian will meet in a Google Hangout to discuss these observations, and we've got the feed for you right here.

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  4. Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” Is Shrinking, Why?

    Maybe it's cold? We've heard that happens.

    One of Jupiter's most iconic features is its "Great Red Spot" a huge storm that's the largest one in our entire solar system. At one point, it could have fit three Earths, but more recent images by the Hubble Space Telescope show it has shrunk and could now only fit one Earth. So why's the weather clearing up on Jupiter?

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  5. Study Shows Boys Aren’t Falling Behind Girls in School, They’ve Always Been Behind

    And girls, being smarter, have always known that boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.

    Those who are worried that there's a "boy crisis" where boys are (God forbid) falling behind girls academically, you can rest easy tonight. A new study shows that boys haveĀ been academically behind for a pretty long time with no appreciable difference in recent years to concern yourself with. You're welcome!

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  6. The Moon And Jupiter Are Going To Be Sky-Bros Tonight, You Should Probably Check It Out

    Usagi + Makoto forever.

    If you head outside once it gets dark tonight, you'll be able to see some serious cosmic beauty. The moon and Jupiter are going to look incredibly close together tonight, giving you a great view of both celestial bodies, and even a change to spot some of Jupiter's moons.

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  7. Science Says Jupiter Has the Best French Fries, Now We Want to Go to There

    Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider french fries.

    French fry scientists (who probably also research other things, but come on) have been testing the best conditions for creating delicious fried potato sticks, and it turns out that Jupiter might just have the best fries in the solar system. Now we just need to recreate the cloud city of Bespin there and fulfill our french fry destiny.

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  8. NASA’s Juno Mission Tweets Mystery Space Squiggle

    It would be super disappointing if they sent a satellite to Jupiter with its lens cap on.

    NASA's Juno mission flung a satellite to Jupiter using the Earth's gravity and orbit, and all we got was this space squiggle. OK, we're actually going to get some really awesome pictures and information about Jupiter, but NASA is teasing that we'll have to wait until next week to find out what the deal is with this cryptic image.

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  9. NASA Slingshots Satellite Around Earth to Learn Stuff About Jupiter

    If you don't think that's the tightest s***t then get outta my face.

    Most of NASA's employees have been deemed non-essential by the furlough, but that doesn't mean that the space agency is sitting around twiddling their thumbs in the meantime. In fact, they're still going forward with their Juno Mission today, during which they plan to send a spacecraft to Jupiter by swinging it around Earth to build up the necessary momentum.

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  10. Structurally-Accurate Jupiter Cake Makes The Gas Giant Look Delicious

    If you've ever felt the overwhelming urge to eat a planet, Rhiannon from Cakecrumbs has something for you: a Jupiter cake that pays its respects to the scientific structure of the planet. The storms on the surface are rendered in loving sugary detail, the layers beneath the crust represented with different cake flavors, and even a vanilla buttercream crust beneath the eddies of the planetary storms. Take a look at this gallery to see the delicious result, get some Jupiter facts, and hear just how this amazing confection was created. (via Neatorama)

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