posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 12:40 AM
Joviality... volcanoes... a hahaha ha... a scientist actually said that?!? Perhaps it is liquid hydrogen outgassing, though vulcanism seems unlikely.
However, the material is thought to exist in a metallic state, maybe that's why a volcano is implicated.
Does anyone remember the "dark spot" that appeared on the planet not long ago? Could there be a causal relationship? As I recall, the spot
appeared at approximately the same latitude as the bluish banding. If anyone is aware of such a correlation, please post to that effect.