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Will Jupiterís Great Red Spot Turn into a Wee Red Dot?
universetoday.com ^ | February 4, 2014 | Bob King on

Posted on 02/04/2014 8:06:22 AM PST by BenLurkin

In the 1880s the GRS resembled a huge blimp gliding high above white crystalline clouds of ammonia and spanned 40,000 km (25, 000 miles) across. You couldn’t miss it even in those small brass refractors that were the standard amateur observing gear back in the day. Nearly one hundred years later in 1979, the Spot’s north-south extent has remained virtually unchanged, but it’s girth had shrunk to 25,000 km (15,535 miles) or just shy of two Earth diameters. Recent work done by expert astrophotographer Damian Peach using the WINJUPOS program to precisely measure the GRS in high resolution photos over the past 10 years indicates a continued steady shrinkage:

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; jupiter

1 posted on 02/04/2014 8:06:22 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Juno is on its way but I don’t think it has any viagra on board.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html#.UvEQlLTtNPY


2 posted on 02/04/2014 8:09:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Gosh, even Jupiter is cooling. Somebody contact algore!


3 posted on 02/04/2014 8:10:22 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: cripplecreek

Viagara? THAT’S how Juno got pregnant?


4 posted on 02/04/2014 8:21:27 AM PST by dangus
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To: cripplecreek

Jupiter has no land masses?? What kind of planet is that!! I give up. My brain hurts.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 8:34:30 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: no-to-illegals
Gosh, even Jupiter is cooling. Somebody contact algore!

algore would probably respond that the Jupiters GRS is their version of our hole in the ozone layer and that its shrinking is simply proof that the residents of Jupiter are more ecologically sound stewards of their planet!

6 posted on 02/04/2014 9:28:23 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

LOL ... can we send algore there?


7 posted on 02/04/2014 9:30:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
LOL ... can we send algore there?

I'm for it, as long as it is a permanent exchange for intelligent life.

8 posted on 02/04/2014 9:45:03 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

yes, we could even ask for some non-intelligent life. An even exchange of sorts.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 9:50:50 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: BenLurkin
Recent work done by expert astrophotographer Damian Peach using the WINJUPOS program to precisely measure the GRS in high resolution photos over the past 10 years indicates a continued steady shrinkage.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 10:09:56 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks BenLurkin.

11 posted on 02/08/2014 12:38:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Thanks BenLurkin, extra to APoD.


12 posted on 02/08/2014 12:39:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: BenLurkin


13 posted on 02/08/2014 12:43:42 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

Would be interesting to know what’s beneath all of the clouds on Jupiter and Saturn. Does anyone really know for sure?


14 posted on 02/08/2014 4:49:09 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: BenLurkin
Somebody must have dumped a boatload of Clearasil on that thing.

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15 posted on 02/08/2014 8:00:31 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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