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Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why
Mail Online ^ | May 12, 2010 | Claire Bates

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

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; jove; jupiter; planets; solarsystem; stripes
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Bush's fault.
1 posted on 05/12/2010 4:55:35 PM PDT by kennedy
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To: kennedy; KevinDavis

Jupiter has been demoted!


2 posted on 05/12/2010 4:57:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: kennedy

Man Made Global Warming.....


3 posted on 05/12/2010 4:57:08 PM PDT by Nekman (Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm, mmm, mmm! ..The Liar in Chief....and card carying communist!)
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To: kennedy

Global Warming. We need communism now to put that stripe back on Jupiter.


4 posted on 05/12/2010 4:57:21 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: kennedy

5 posted on 05/12/2010 4:58:46 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

SUVs!!!


6 posted on 05/12/2010 5:00:34 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Nekman
Man Made Global Warming.....

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?

7 posted on 05/12/2010 5:01:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: HerrBlucher

Only Government can fix this. Only Government can hold the people that did this accountable.


8 posted on 05/12/2010 5:01:02 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: kennedy

NOOOWW, will we stop driving our SUV’s?


9 posted on 05/12/2010 5:01:03 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: kennedy

Rove’s weather machine!


10 posted on 05/12/2010 5:01:18 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: kennedy

Can’t depend on a thing!


11 posted on 05/12/2010 5:01:47 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: HerrBlucher

You wrote “We need communism now to put that stripe back on Jupiter.” I agree. The time for debate is over.


12 posted on 05/12/2010 5:01:54 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: kennedy
Falling asleep on duty?

Maybe Jupiter and Pluto were awol and each got demoted.

13 posted on 05/12/2010 5:02:20 PM PDT by x
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To: kennedy

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.


14 posted on 05/12/2010 5:03:26 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: kennedy

Maybe the band broke up when the lead singer decided to go solo.


15 posted on 05/12/2010 5:04:33 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: eclecticEel
NOOOWW, will we stop driving our SUV’s?

I'll do MY part and not drive on Jupiter anymore, damn strait!

16 posted on 05/12/2010 5:04:50 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kennedy

We must have forgotten to pay some bill.


17 posted on 05/12/2010 5:05:10 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: kennedy

Pluto stole it.


18 posted on 05/12/2010 5:05:23 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: kennedy

It must have been insubordinate.


19 posted on 05/12/2010 5:05:39 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: kennedy

“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?

*Rolleyes*


20 posted on 05/12/2010 5:06:07 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: kennedy
Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why

All part of the "change" we voted for.

21 posted on 05/12/2010 5:06:11 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: FrPR; BP2; mrreaganaut; Las Vegas Dave; Hell to pay; kosciusko51; stainlessbanner; uscbud; ...
Uh oh... It could be one thing...



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22 posted on 05/12/2010 5:06:51 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: kennedy

Al Gore and his Jupiter Global warming task force saved Jupiter?


23 posted on 05/12/2010 5:07:01 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Elect Chuck Purgason, US Senate, Missouri! http://www.purgasonforsenate.com/)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Like minds... ; )


24 posted on 05/12/2010 5:07:19 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kennedy

Rove, you magnificent ...


25 posted on 05/12/2010 5:07:47 PM PDT by Jemian (Support Bible translation in Papua. www.mmlott.org)
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To: kennedy

It would be a real kicker if whatever erased that stripe caused enough disruption to cause the Great Red Spot to die too.


26 posted on 05/12/2010 5:08:03 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: KevinDavis

It’s the obelisk!


27 posted on 05/12/2010 5:08:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: kennedy

Obama’s fault


28 posted on 05/12/2010 5:09:21 PM PDT by bikerman (Impeachment ! Has a nice ring to it don't you think?)
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To: kennedy

The red stripe can be found on Obummer’s back.


29 posted on 05/12/2010 5:09:33 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I assume you forgot the /s tag?

I believe the article means that scientists are stumped as to the specific process that could cause such a major weather feature to disappear in such a short time.


30 posted on 05/12/2010 5:09:38 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: GeronL

Did you mean “Monolith”?


31 posted on 05/12/2010 5:10:25 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: kennedy

In order to help study and correct this problem the Obama Administration should create a blue ribbon commission of leading liberal/leftist Democrats, RINO’s and other assorted socialists. The Congress should appropriate 500 million dollars to pay for this commission. The commission will then recommend a federal tax increase to collect an extra 200 billion dollars per year to help fix this problem and continue to study ways to fix the problem.


32 posted on 05/12/2010 5:13:23 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: GeronL

Aliens decided to have some fun and screw with the scientists on Earth.


33 posted on 05/12/2010 5:16:40 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: Little Pig

Monolith...obelisk... tomato... potatoe


34 posted on 05/12/2010 5:17:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: beethovenfan

No, it’s Yellow.


35 posted on 05/12/2010 5:18:50 PM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Little Pig

36 posted on 05/12/2010 5:19:06 PM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: kennedy

Wow, that was unexpected.


37 posted on 05/12/2010 5:24:15 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: kennedy

Let me guess. The stripe supported Obamacare and they ran him out of office.


38 posted on 05/12/2010 5:24:45 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Little Pig

An obelisk is a monolith, I think.


39 posted on 05/12/2010 5:25:14 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: KevinDavis

Was a monolith visible. :-)


40 posted on 05/12/2010 5:26:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Little Pig

Well, I was being a LITTLE sarcastic. ;)

But seriously, you know this ‘change’ in Jupiter’s atmosphere is just going to mean more tax dollars out of our pockets in Goobermint grants to study something that has no rational explanation or meaning. It just is what it is.

And frankly, there ain’t a d@mn thing you or me or anyone else can do about what happens on Jupiter. We’ve hardly mastered the intricacies of THIS planet, LOL!

If those clouds disappeard after Jupiter’s latest trip around the sun, well...what do we do? Put on the brakes? ;)

(See my tagline, though...)


41 posted on 05/12/2010 5:27:09 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Wilum

They’re side by side.


42 posted on 05/12/2010 5:36:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kennedy

It is the rotation. You are seeing the other side of the planet. It will return?


43 posted on 05/12/2010 5:43:13 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: kennedy

That Bush & Cheney. Their such cards. You can put it back now boys.


44 posted on 05/12/2010 5:46:36 PM PDT by dbrew2u
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To: kennedy

I saw Jupiter poking out behind Boomer and Mike Golic in a Nutrisystem commercial a couple of months ago.


45 posted on 05/12/2010 5:50:43 PM PDT by Cyman
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Just call the clowns at the ipcc, and they’ll make something up, and then send you a bill.


46 posted on 05/12/2010 5:51:18 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: kennedy

Nah. Monoliths at work.


47 posted on 05/12/2010 5:52:46 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: kennedy

Dang he sure gets around (Bush) LOL


48 posted on 05/12/2010 5:54:18 PM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: kennedy

Fen-Fen, lost a belt size.

Too bad really, that stuff was the only thing I ever
lost weight with.


49 posted on 05/12/2010 5:54:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kennedy

We need a Jupiter czar.


50 posted on 05/12/2010 5:55:35 PM PDT by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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