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Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Probably nothing but a little bitty 50 mile long asteroid entering Jupiter's atmosphere. Being somewhat denser than ours it might make entry burns even more spectacular than they would be on earth (which I don't care to see, thank you!)
Impact on Jupiter shows explosion the size of Europe
Jupiter has lost one of its iconic red stripes and scientists are baffled as to why. The largest planet in our solar system is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere, with one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere.
However, the most recent images taken by amateur astronomers have revealed the lower stripe known as the Southern Equatorial Belt has disappeared leaving the southern half of the planet looking unusually bare. The band was present in at the end of last year before Jupiter ducked behind the Sun on its orbit. However, when it emerged three months later the belt had disappeared.
Originally posted by GBP/JPY
also, the second brown belt went missing a month ago...the seb south equitorial belt which has always been visible even with binocs....this has everyone baffled. now you find this....
Orton says the belt may not be gone, just hidden under higher clouds.
"It's possible," he said on the NASA website, "that some 'ammonia cirrus' has formed on top of the SEB, hiding the SEB from view."
On Earth, NASA says, white wispy cirrus clouds are made of ice crystals. On Jupiter, the same sort of clouds can form, but the crystals are made of ammonia instead of water.
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
reply to post by Korg Trinity
That's a very interesting observation. To disrupt the powerful weather of jupiter it would have had to be a rather massive impact. Jupiter has been taking impacts for a long time on our behalf, maybe we should have a day to celebrate such a great planet
Originally posted by BonesTruth
I think I read somewhere a while ago about a nuke (12megaton?) who was/is supposed to hit jupiter.
At the time it was just speculation about a black op I think, but it was the first thing I thought about when I read this. If it was a large object, they would have found it before this happened, right?
Will dig the dirt for something more solid...
Originally posted by Korg Trinity
The real mystery is that in all other observable solar systems where there is a gas giant, the planet has spiralled inward wiping out any forming planets early in the formation of the solar system...