posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 07:35 AM
Originally posted by jomie-ky
What's the point of this post?
I think he was just pointing out that the date had passed, which as you mentioned, is meaningless because Cassini's mission has been extended. That
the conspiracy theorists honestly thought that cassini really would be slammed into saturn right at the end of the nominal mission length shows their
complete ignorance of how NASA missions work. Unmanned probes always get an extension as long as the craft is still in good health. There was no
absolutely reason to believe that Cassini would need to be retired right at the end of the planned mission, but conspiracy theorists saw a date (we
all know how they love dates) so they went with it and got slammed hard.
They tried to blow Jupiter but the explosion was only as big as about 3 earth sizes and now there is a giant black spot on Jupiter as well as a giant
Tried to blow up jupiter? A black spot? Are you talking about the Galileo probe? Galileo didn't make a black spot, but the comet shoemaker-levy 9
fragments did when they impacted jupiter. Those black spots aren't there "now" anymore though, jupiter went back to normal fairly quickly.
Actually, Galileo is the best debunking of the "lucifer project" that you could ever hope for - nothing happened when it descended into jupiter and
disintigrated, despite having the same kind and concentration of plutonium on board. There was a storm on the opposite side of the planet from where
galileo hit some 33 days after impact, revealing deeper layers of the jovian atmosphere and looking "darker" than the rest, but it was not a black
spot of the kind that shoemaker-levy 9 created and it was definately not connected to galileo which impacted a good month beforehand.