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Massive bruise on Jupiter probably caused by asteroid not by abusive boyfriend Saturn

 
 
Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 04:36 pm
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Massive bruise on Jupiter probably caused by asteroid
By comparing a scar on Jupiter with that left by the 1994 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact, astronomers believe that 1,600ft wide asteroid slammed into the planet, with the force of a few thousand nuclear bombs.


http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/0603-jupiter-asteroid-strike/8062832-1-eng-US/0603-jupiter-asteroid-strike_full_600.jpg

By Paul Sutherland, Skymania News / June 3, 2010

A mystery object that slammed into Jupiter last year leaving a massive bruise was probably an asteroid, astronomers believe.

The collision was first spotted by Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley as we reported in July last year.


For the rest of the intriguing article:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/Cool-Astronomy/2010/0603/Massive-bruise-on-Jupiter-probably-caused-by-asteroid

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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 04:41 pm
@tsarstepan,
Maybe Saturn was just hitting back?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 04:43 pm
Boyfriend? So . . . you're sayin' Jupiter is gay?
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 04:47 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Boyfriend? So . . . you're sayin' Jupiter is gay?


I think the gods were generally bi, weren't they?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 04:53 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

Boyfriend? So . . . you're sayin' Jupiter is gay?


http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/in-pictures-images/jupiter/02/7911595-1-eng-US/02_full_600.jpg
http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/In-Pictures/By-Jove-it-s-Jupiter/(photo)/2

Well... look at this picture of Jupiter. Either he's gay or he's a Don Johnson/Miami Vice wannabe.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 06:02 pm
Actually, Saturn was Jupiter's dad, so there might be something Freudian going on out there.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Jun, 2010 06:06 pm
@kuvasz,
Eegads!!

My fuu paws!!
http://blog.seattlepi.com/realdupont/library/470rodney-dangerfield.jpg
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 03:39 am
The Romans had a saying that always provoked a smile no matter how old the joke got : "Victory loves Prudence".

For those who dont get it, Victory and Prudence were two female Roman Gods.
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 04:27 am
@Ionus,
Saturn is saying that Jupiter walked into a wall.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 04:40 am
@tsarstepan,
Its a good thing it did not hit THIS planet.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 04:41 am
@OmSigDAVID,
My exact thinking as well!
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 06:44 am
Imagine if they found a spot on uranus. Ain't it enough already to have a ring around uranus without spots as well?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 06:52 am
I have been enjoying a program on local TV here about the giant planets

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Welcome to Jupiter, a world so roomy that it could swallow every planet and moon in the Solar System and still have room for more.
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/voyage/episodes/s2855956.htm
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 07:49 am
@dadpad,
Thanx for posting it; very good.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 07:55 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:

I have been enjoying a program on local TV here about the giant planets

Quote:
Welcome to Jupiter, a world so roomy that it could swallow every planet and moon in the Solar System and still have room for more.
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/voyage/episodes/s2855956.htm



Well, I wouldn't blame Saturn for smaking Jupiter around, letting himself go like that.

I mean, when Jupiter sat around the solar system, he sat AROUND the solar system.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 07:58 am
great link dadpad.

I'm gonna watch all the planet episodes this weekend.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 08:09 am
@chai2,
ok, I had to close out that link, or I would have be captured for the next few hours.

Tidbit....The rings of Saturn are only as thick as a 2 story building.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 03:38 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:


I mean, when Jupiter sat around the solar system, he sat AROUND the solar system.


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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2010 08:58 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

great link dadpad.

I'm gonna watch all the planet episodes this weekend.

My plesre DAVID
Thanks Chai.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 7 Jun, 2010 06:11 pm
Cool Astronomy

Jupiter got smacked. Again.
Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley has done it again: He's spotted another impact on Jupiter.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/Cool-Astronomy/2010/0607/Jupiter-got-smacked.-Again
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/0607-jupiter-hit/8081993-1-eng-US/0607-jupiter-hit_full_600.jpg
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