posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 05:49 PM
something hit Jupiter. or did it?
“June 11, 2010: On June 3rd, 2010, something hit Jupiter. A comet or asteroid descended from the black of space, struck the planet's cloud tops,
and disintegrated, producing a flash of light so bright it was visible in backyard telescopes on Earth. Soon, observers around the world were training
their optics on the impact site, waiting to monitor the cindery cloud of debris which always seems to accompany a strike of this kind.
They're still waiting.
"It's as if Jupiter just swallowed the thing whole," says Anthony Wesley of Australia, one of two amateur astronomers who recorded the initial
flash. The other, Christopher Go of the Philippines, says "it was thrilling to see the impact, but the absence of any visible debris has got us
scratching our heads."
Indeed, it is a bit of a puzzle. "We've seen things hit Jupiter before," says planetary scientist Glenn Orton of JPL, "and the flash of impact has
always been followed by some kind of debris."
So where is the debris this time?
A possibility offered by some observers is that the flash wasn't an impact at all. Maybe Go and Wesley witnessed a giant Jovian lightning bolt.”
could it be a big volcano?
a nuclear weapon of some sort?
or alien ship blowing up?
have to keep an eye on what they say or will they cover it up.
I bet we never find out.