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Jupiter is going to explode

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posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 04:09 PM
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Sure it's not Uranus that's set to explode from trapped gas?




posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Sure it's not Uranus that's set to explode from trapped gas?




If Uranus exploded it would pose a threat to the entire galaxy.



posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 09:15 PM
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No, Uranus is just the relief valve of the Solar System. The trapped gas is on Jupiter.



posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 09:21 PM
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That would be cool to see. A huge explosion, heck isnt it true that all of the stars could have already burned out but the light travels so slow that We wont see it till like 100 years????>>



posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 11:14 PM
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Yes and no... If a star were 100 light years away then it would take 100 years for the light (or lack thereof in the case of it "going out") to reach us. If the star were only about 8.57 light years away, such as the case of the star Sirius, it would only take 8.57 years for us to see the change.



posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by Byrd
In a nutshell, the urban legend says that the probe, Cassini (powered by 48 pounds of plutonium) is going to smack into Jupiter and cause it to become a second sun. This furor happened in the year 1999, so you can be excused from not knowing about it.

Let's talk a bit about what makes it Stupid Science.

First thing is the size:
You could pack a thousand Earths (with our cities and everything else) inside Jupiter and still have a tiny bit of room left.)
www.vendian.org...

48 lbs of plutonium is about (roughly, with lots of rounding off to make zeroes) 1/.0000000000000000000000001 (that should be 24 zeroes in front of the 1) of the mass of Earth. That much plutonium exploding here on Earth would scare a lot of folks and cause problems, but the total damage to Earth would be very slight (less impact than the meteor that caused Meteor Crater in Arizona.

Add 2 more zeroes into that chain of zeroes, and that's how the size of the plutonium compares to the size of Jupiter.

You need a certain amount of "stuff" (hydrogen gas) to start a star; in fact, you need about 100 times what Jupiter has in it to get a very small star started.

So... all that adds up to the bad science behind one of the silliest scaremongering attempts of 1999... that Y2K was going to be the year they ignited Jupiter to start the Apocalypse.

Pretty silly, eh?


i guess, by that logic, it's also pretty silly to assume that a lit match dropped into fifteen million tons of gasoline would do anything, either.

thanks for clearing that 'stuff' up.

anyway, i agree that jupiter probably won't be a star anytime soon. to imply that nothing catastrophic could happen as a result of man's intervention is another ball of gas.

[edit on 6-6-2006 by billybob]



posted on Jun, 11 2006 @ 05:33 PM
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www.metaresearch.org...

Planets were exploding in the past and i am rarely one to use the word ' never'

Tom van Flandern makes a great case for a very violent and active solar system.

Stellar



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by billybob
i guess, by that logic, it's also pretty silly to assume that a lit match dropped into fifteen million tons of gasoline would do anything, either.


Actually, yes, it is. Gasoline as a liquid is actually not that flammable, so it would probably just extinguish the flame. Sorry, had to use your poor analogy against you.



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid

Originally posted by billybob
i guess, by that logic, it's also pretty silly to assume that a lit match dropped into fifteen million tons of gasoline would do anything, either.


Actually, yes, it is. Gasoline as a liquid is actually not that flammable, so it would probably just extinguish the flame. Sorry, had to use your poor analogy against you.


True, because gasoline as a vapor is more flammable than the liquid itself. If you threw a lit match into a puddle of gasoline, but there were no vapors, it probalby wouldn't ignite. Everyone who is reading this probably already knows that, but I thought it was worth mentioning.



posted on Jun, 12 2006 @ 11:26 PM
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This may be a bit redundant but I found an article from last year about the smallest detected star.
www.newscientist.com...

It's mass is only 96 times the mass of Jupiter. Out of all the millions or billions of stars we have found, this is the smallest one we have ever seen. I believe Jupiter is not going to become another star anytime soon. Unless someone invents some kind of weapon that can blow up planets.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by laiguana
If Uranus exploded it would pose a threat to the entire galaxy.


HAHAHAHAH. That's the funniest thing I've heard all day!


Ofcourse, if you're right, I will be sorely sorry



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by billybob
i guess, by that logic, it's also pretty silly to assume that a lit match dropped into fifteen million tons of gasoline would do anything, either.


Unless there's vapor fumes on top of it, you won't get an explosion (or not until things get hot enough that there's a vapor.) And it might not burn, either.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by Guy Fawkes



WILL JUPITER EXPLODE?

This story is going around among those who do not believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Lord's Church. This kind of event would definitely be a sign and wonder, so it is either a hoax, or the Rapture will come before it happens. The idea is that evil men will blow up Jupiter. Up front, please note the following:
www.balaams-ass.com...



That website was assuming the Galileo mission was going to ignite Jupiter lol
Guess they were wrong. Seems that site hasn't been updated since 1999.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:30 AM
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I like the name of the website, it really stands out..
I thought it would have been a reliable source for information...

[edit on 13-6-2006 by laiguana]



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:42 PM
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I read about this 25 years ago!
Jupiter is hydrogen. There is so much that its
gravity has compresses the hydrogen to a solid
metal. If you used a Big nuke you could get it to
burn, instant star. Or if a big planet hit it at high speed.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 02:45 PM
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hmmmm....interesting logic......does that mean bush will explode too? after all he's a big bag of gas.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 03:00 PM
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As far as I'm concerned, Jupiter deserves to explode. Maybe when the two red spots collide, it will heat Jupiter up enough to get it to blow up.

All that End Times and Tribulation stuff is a load of crapatola, however.

Somebody's been reading too much Arthur C. Clarke.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 03:08 PM
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I had refried beans for lunch...I'm going to explode!



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 09:09 PM
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i think it was a pretty good analogy.
i mean, like you all said, the gasoline won't necessarily ignite. just like the planet. it night not. it might. depends on the atmospheric composition.
however, anyone who thinks that fifteen million litres of gasoline is going to 'just go out' after the vapour above it has ignited might want to not try this at home. just like the planet(if you live there, or in the vicinity), it might not ignite, but then it just might.



posted on Jun, 13 2006 @ 09:13 PM
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Well i heard it,s gonna explode coz Dalairs gonna throw some of his dads old chinese bullets at it




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