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Return of Jupiter's Missing Stripe

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posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:53 PM
The revival of Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt (SEB), missing for nearly a year, is now well underway. The roiling, turbulent disturbance that heralds the brown stripe's full return stretches almost halfway around the giant planet. "Here is a projection map showing the revival on Nov. 29th," says amateur astronomer Wayne Jaeschke of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Note the region bracketed by arrows

You are able to see this with backyard telescopes, how can a ring disappear and suddenly come back, this is one time I wish I had a telescope.

Meanwhile, amateur astronomers are encouraged to monitor the revival. Point your optics south after sunset:

Sky Map

Those of you with telescopes please let us know what you can see.
edit on 30-11-2010 by Aquarius1 because: typo

posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 07:12 PM
Big Mystery: Jupiter Loses a Stripe

May 20, 2010: In a development that has transformed the appearance of the solar system's largest planet, one of Jupiter's two main cloud belts has completely disappeared.

"This is a big event," says planetary scientist Glenn Orton of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. "We're monitoring the situation closely and do not yet fully understand what's going on."

This is amazing, how can it go away and then return, will be intersted to see if really comes back in the future, it makes you wonder where it went.


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