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Offline Chris_

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Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« on: May 13, 2010, 02:08:02 AM »
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Jupiter has lost one of its prominent stripes, leaving its southern half looking unusually blank. Scientists are not sure what triggered the disappearance of the band.

Jupiter's appearance is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere – one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere.

But recent images of Jupiter taken by amateur astronomers show that the southern band – called the south equatorial belt – has disappeared.

The band was present at the end of 2009, right before Jupiter moved too close to the sun in the sky to be observed from Earth. When the planet emerged from the sun's glare again in early April, its south equatorial belt was nowhere to be seen.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 05:48:31 AM »
Probably related to global warming.  ::)
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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 05:58:59 AM »
The article did say that it has happened before, and I wouldn't be surprised to find out it is related somehow to solar activity.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 10:07:35 AM »
Maybe next time Jupiter will think twice before showing up back for orbit, drunk, out of uniform and in need of STD shots from the dispensary, thirty-six hours after it's liberty pass expired.  :-)
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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 10:34:46 AM »
Maybe next time Jupiter will think twice before showing up back for orbit, drunk, out of uniform and in need of STD shots from the dispensary, thirty-six hours after it's liberty pass expired.  :-)

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 11:08:57 AM »
I am sure I had it here some place, can't be too far away. I was just borrowing it.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 11:25:21 AM »
I am sure I had it here some place, can't be too far away. I was just borrowing it.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 11:32:26 PM »
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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2010, 11:41:57 PM »
Probably related to global warming.  ::)

No kiddin...that surface temperature must be all the way up to -230 F or so...
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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2010, 11:42:54 PM »
No kiddin...that surface temperature must be all the way up to -230 F or so...

Wait... Jupiter has a surface?

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2010, 01:36:47 PM »
Wait... Jupiter has a surface?

Watched a show about Jupiter the other night and there's some kind of surface, I think, but it's liquid.  There's the cloud layers, then some "clear" air, and then pressurized gases in liquid form.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2010, 01:39:30 PM »
Watched a show about Jupiter the other night and there's some kind of surface, I think, but it's liquid.  There's the cloud layers, then some "clear" air, and then pressurized gases in liquid form.

is there really an oxygen layer in the atmosphere?

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2010, 01:40:07 PM »
This is actually good news.  Jupiter was rich in stripes.  I hope the stripe was redistributed to a planer looking planet like Neptune or Uranus.
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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010, 01:52:12 PM »
is there really an oxygen layer in the atmosphere?

I meant "clean" as in clear -- no clouds.  This was discovered by an atmospheric probe that Galileo (I think) sent down.  There is very little oxygen on Jupiter.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 01:55:44 PM »
I meant "clean" as in clear -- no clouds.  This was discovered by an atmospheric probe that Galileo (I think) sent down.  There is very little oxygen on Jupiter.

I was thinking of Saturn. I read that its atmosphere has different gases in layers going down.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2010, 02:04:37 PM »
I was thinking of Saturn. I read that its atmosphere has different gases in layers going down.

I missed that show, so I don't know.  I'm like Joey on "Friends" when he bought only the "V" volume of an encyclopedia set.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2010, 02:20:42 PM »
I missed that show, so I don't know.  I'm like Joey on "Friends" when he bought only the "V" volume of an encyclopedia set.

lol

I use to have a set from the 1950's. It was kind of interesting.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2010, 02:27:08 PM »
lol

I use to have a set from the 1950's. It was kind of interesting.

My mom still has a set that was from maybe the 60s or 70s.  My parents bought it used (well used, unfortunately, as there was some water damage) in the 80s for me to use for school work.

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Re: Jupiter Loses A Stripe
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2010, 02:29:57 PM »
My mom still has a set that was from maybe the 60s or 70s.  My parents bought it used (well used, unfortunately, as there was some water damage) in the 80s for me to use for school work.

these became water damaged too and began having a strong moldy smell that made me toss them.