From the September 2010 issue

Bob Berman’s Strange Universe: No jovial refund

November 2010: Jupiter wins the title of the solar system's strangest planet.
By | Published: September 27, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Bob Berman

In all these years of writing “Strange Universe,” no planet has ever been the subject. Let’s remedy that. But which planet is truly strangest?

If “strange” means “different,” then every planet might qualify. Each enjoys at least one odd trait seen nowhere else. Yet Jupiter stands out in too many ways not to be crowned the winner.