Skip to comments.Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why
Posted on 05/12/2010 4:55:35 PM PDT by kennedy
Jupiter has lost one of its iconic red stripes and scientists are baffled as to why.
The largest planet in our solar system is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere, with one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere.
However, the most recent images taken by amateur astronomers have revealed the lower stripe known as the Southern Equatorial Belt has disappeared leaving the southern half of the planet looking unusually bare.
The band was present in at the end of last year before Jupiter ducked behind the Sun on its orbit. However, when it emerged three months later the belt had disappeared.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1277734/Jupiter-loses-stripes-scientists-idea-why.html#ixzz0nlLRW5xQ
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Jupiter has been demoted!
Man Made Global Warming.....
Global Warming. We need communism now to put that stripe back on Jupiter.
It's not just global any more.
Where is all the financing to pay for this evil human debacle that is tainting the milky way now?
Only Government can fix this. Only Government can hold the people that did this accountable.
NOOOWW, will we stop driving our SUV’s?
Rove’s weather machine!
Can’t depend on a thing!
You wrote “We need communism now to put that stripe back on Jupiter.” I agree. The time for debate is over.
Maybe Jupiter and Pluto were awol and each got demoted.
I remember when I lost a stripe. It took me months to get it back. And no, I can’t tell how I lost it here, at least not while the sun is shining.
Maybe the band broke up when the lead singer decided to go solo.
I'll do MY part and not drive on Jupiter anymore, damn strait!
We must have forgotten to pay some bill.
Pluto stole it.
It must have been insubordinate.
“Jupiter has lost one of its iconic red stripes and scientists are baffled as to why.”
Well, this uneducated slack-jawed yokel will take a stab at it, Mr, Scientist!
Um, because SPACE is STILL forming, the planets have been CHANGING since ‘The Big Bang’ and our Universe (and beyond!) will continue to DO SO for the next million billion YEARS or so?
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