Punch,  40 (1861), [vii].

Astronomical Information. From Punch's Almanack for 1963. Jupiter



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Astronomy, Exploration, Futurism, Geology, Electrochemistry

    Describes the 'high expectations' formed of Jupiter following news that Sir Austen Layard has reached the planet. However, complains that the planet is 'a white pulpy mass, tasting like blancmange' and that attempts to 'find a footing' on the planet have consequently been unsuccessful. Records the blowing up of the 'four moons' and notes proposals for 'crystallising the planet by galvanism'.

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