"Jupiter and Callisto" by Peter Paul Rubens*
Easily my favorite planet.
Why? It's just so freakin' huge and cool, how could you not love it? In fact comets sometimes fall so in love with Jupiter that they will decide to stick around for a few years as a temporary moon!
How badass is that?
Comet: "I'm just about the coolest thing in the solar system. Yeah, I guess that the Sun is pretty cool too, but the Sun doesn't get to scare the shit out of the Earth nearly as much as my friends and I do. There is nothing I would rather do than take long elliptical orbits around the sun. Nope. That's the life, my friends!"
Jupiter: "Hello" <- deep baritone voice. Think James Earl Jones.
Comet: "Um, hi! Mind if I stick around for a half dozen years or so?"
Don't even get me started on the possibility of one day colonizing Jupiter's moons as a sort of way station that would help fuel our progress even further into the heavens.
The sci-fi geek in me weeps with joy at the mere thought.
*Looks like a couple of women getting it on, right? Turns out that the goddess Diana had warned Callisto about the evils of men. So Jupiter, always the willing rapist, took the form of Diana one day and it was on like Donkey Kong. Jupiter was a baaaad mother-fucker. In fact, in one of the myths, he may have actually fucked his mother. I don't recall, but I wouldn't put it past him. This is a dude who wanted to get it on with all of his sisters, fer crissakes!
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Titan? Titan? Give me Callisto any fucking day of the week. Twice on Sundays.