Thursday, September 20, 2012

DISAPPEARING ASTEROID



Many things, asteroids and space debris hit Jupiter and every planet and moon in the solar system every day. Most such happenings are not captured by amateurs or even NASA. But a lot of things come out of Jupiter (recently) and from every planet and moon in the solar system too. Not any scientists talking about that real phenomenon. I wonder why.

Lou


http://www.spaceweather.com/
More than a week after amateur astronomers witnessed an explosion in the cloudtops of Jupiter more powerful than an atomic bomb, no debris has appeared at the blast site. "I took a picture of Jupiter on Sept. 15th using the same telescope that I used to observe the brilliant fireball flash above Jupiter's clouds on the morning of Sept. 10th," reports Dan Petersen of Racine, Wisconsin, the man who saw the explosion first. "This photo shows that five days after the explosion there was still no signature debris cloud near 'ground zero.'"
The absense of debris suggests that the source of the explosion, probably an asteroid, was small. Studies show that Jupiter is a frequent target for 10-meter class space rock, and this is almost certainly another example of Jupiter getting hit. The giant planet absorbed the explosion and swallowed the remains of the asteroid whole.

17 comments:

  1. wow lou,

    its such a kick in the teeth by steel toed boots after a day "on" the horse track when i stop to think about what we are allowed to see in our universe, or just in our perceived existence.

    i liken it to not even as a watered down picture, but more like a complete over exposed film burned, drowned in murky toxic waste, ripped in millions of pieces, taped back together by a school of toddlers just using the adhesive for the first time, and only being able to make out the page number in the bottom corner.

    then have the teachers (scientific community), tell us everything "they" know about it and swallowing it, because its much easier than the castor oil those nuts want us to eat.


    -willy

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  2. Lou,

    Did Jupiter give birth to something recently just like the Sun did a year or so ago??

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  3. hi lou, do gas giants like saturn and jupiter have solid surface at all? are there like bustling cities underneath those clouds? thank you lou

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  4. hi lou, do gas giants like saturn and jupiter have solid surface at all? are there like bustling cities underneath those clouds? thank you lou

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  5. Scott, It should be a crime what humans are not allowed to know about, the goings on in the solar system are exhilarating to say the least. But it appears that most humans don't give a hoot when it don't compute. Like taking away a rattle from a child and handing him/her an i pad. The rattle is so much more entertaining. lol

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  6. Chris, the sun creates and spits things out into the solar system every second of every day, has been doing that for eons. Humans and their toys/equipment, are inadequate to see what is going on right in our faces.
    Jupiter and all planets expel stuff and things nonstop into the solar system also. Some planets and moons, more than others.
    A hell of a lot of stuff is going on in the heavens and most are fixated on sports, cable, politics and religion. Why not, less stressful when it don't compute.

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  7. Kutu, gas giants have solid cores, and cities unlike we have here. The demographics is strangely more complex and different, as are the beings. The suburbs higher up in the turbulent clouds float like ships on the high seas, and they come and go from the planet like space ships. How crazy is that.

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  8. I would like to check out Jupiter, that sounds fun! Sign me up for a trip.

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  9. That sounds like fun, sign me up. :)

    Lou, you mentioned there were 40+ planets in the solar system and many more moons than we know.

    Which planet or moon is the most 'warlike' or dangerous?

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  10. bub, All of them, for those who don't belong or don't have a pass. Some can get in, getting out is the problem.

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  11. Awesome info about what Jupiter is like under the surface Lou!

    And about the new moon.

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  12. Gerald, new moons. John wants one named after him, a gift for his
    70th birthday that is coming up.

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  13. Lou, when is the new book coming out?
    :D thanks

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  14. So all these planets do cool, special stuff? What does earth do that's amazing besides house all of us knuckleheads?

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  15. Kai, two weeks. Oh, have you seen the movie, Money Pit, by any chance?

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  16. Cher, Earth can cough up a comet, small moon and belch out other stuff as all planets and some moons can and do. But the big gassy planets do most of the spitting out of debris, moons and comets that populate the solar system. Never to be outdone the sun is king of the litter bugs, pumping out ungodly amounts of material and dumping it into the solar system every second non stop. All that litter is what planets and moons feed on and grow up to be big and strong, then explode and become gas giants and eventually coalesce into small compact planets or moons.

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  17. LOL Lou, I'm just gonna assume that your two weeks will turn to four months then.

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