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A stunning view of Jupiter, as seen by Voyager 1

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posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 08:25 PM
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maybe they are so small they didnt show up? just a guess i dont know really ^^




posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 11:03 PM
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In one of Arthur Clarke's books (one of those written as a followup to his 2001), the "aliens" did indeed ignite fusion (fission?) in Jupiter and turned it into a second sun.

After reading that novel, I've always wondered if it would be possible, and if so, how would that second sun affect plant, animal, and human life on Earth?



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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Truly incredible!

Found my new desktop image... Now I just gotta figure out windows 8





posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:23 AM
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Originally posted by wolfbitch
In one of Arthur Clarke's books (one of those written as a followup to his 2001), the "aliens" did indeed ignite fusion (fission?) in Jupiter and turned it into a second sun.

After reading that novel, I've always wondered if it would be possible, and if so, how would that second sun affect plant, animal, and human life on Earth?


Jupiter is not massive enough to ignite fusion. It would have to be about 75 times more massive. To say that it's a failed star is incorrect. It's a typical gas giant planet, and astronomers have found lots of exoplanets larger than Jupiter.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 04:41 AM
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To the OP.
Thank you for providing me with my new desktop background.

Absolutely breath-taking!



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:03 AM
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Nothing can set Jupiter on fire if there's no oxygen.


well that shuts me up



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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I wish ATS had more of this kind of thing than the constant barrage of political-based attacks and loon stories. This picture is truly amazing and solidifies my belief that there has to be more out there... intelligent life... etc.. there just has to be.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 10:01 AM
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I've often wondered what thunder would sound like on Jupiter.

I would imagine if you got too close that the sound would be loud enough to literally tear you apart.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 11:29 AM
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Nice Post Awesome Image.. Two Thumbs Waaay Up :-)



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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Your avatar? en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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Originally posted by dragnik
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Your avatar? en.wikipedia.org...


Yes, it's the Milky Way. apod.nasa.gov...



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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Wonderful info, amazing photo!
S & F



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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Awesome view, and as far as having 63 moons, am I the only one who thinks they should have a standard for what is a moon versus a captured asteroid, death star etc.? Our gas giants all have rings, so where is the lower limit for what's considered a moon?



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
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cool stuff,
jupiter is a gas giant, no? does that mean we can never land a probe on it? or at least ever cause a spark when we land , poof heh.

but no really , its got all the hydrogen and nothing has set it on fire yet, i dont get that.

fire needs free oxygen, no oxygen on Jupiter



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by wolfbitch
In one of Arthur Clarke's books (one of those written as a followup to his 2001), the "aliens" did indeed ignite fusion (fission?) in Jupiter and turned it into a second sun.

After reading that novel, I've always wondered if it would be possible, and if so, how would that second sun affect plant, animal, and human life on Earth?

I think Jupiter was renamed Lucifer? and most of the time its just too far away, especially when its on the other side of the sun



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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The resolution is so clear it looks Photoshopped lol



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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Magnificent! Thanks for sharing!



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 05:52 PM
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posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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The composite video of that approach to Jupiter by Voyager...


And what the Jovian radio signals sound like...




posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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The universe always amazesme!






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