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Giant Jupiter returns to view in the morning sky low above the southeast horizon, and gets more conspicuous each morning. The planet spans 33" this week and grows to 47" by the time it reaches opposition in July. The telescopic view of Jupiter will improve markedly as it climbs higher in the coming months, but you can still practice observing this planet and training your eye to see detail.
On occasion, solar events on the Sun can trigger energy waves across much of its surface. STEREO (Behind) observed three of these waves on Feb. 8, 2009. They all originated from one active region that had just come into view of the spacecraft (which would not be able to be observed from Earth). Two waves of lighter material can be seen spreading to the right across part of the Sun's face, early in the day, with another fainter wave following a small outburst near the end of the day. Energetic motion and interconnections can be seen in the active region the entire time. All of these events were accompanied by radio bursts detected by the STEREO WAVES instrument. This same active region blew out a small (B-class) flare on Feb. 11.
Originally posted by RFBurns
Well first off, Jupiter did not explode, the theory is that it ignited.
If it did, the shockwave would probably have destroyed some of the moons around Jupiter and could fling those debris our way.
Tho I dont necessarily buy into the ignition theory, I dont dismiss the possibility that it could by some means we do not understand yet.
Perhaps Hyper-D might have something to do with it igniting, but under normal circumstances of nuclear fusion...na..its too small for that.
So they say.