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Fire Haley
07-21-2009, 09:44 AM
Jupiter Struck by Object, NASA Images Confirm

PASADENA, California — A large comet or asteroid has slammed into Jupiter, creating an impact site the size of Earth, pictures by an Australian amateur astronomer show.

http://www.foxnews.com/images/546915/1_61_a320.jpg

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed the discovery using its large infrared telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, said computer programer Anthony Wesley, 44, who discovered the impact zone while stargazing at home.

News of Wesley's find on a backyard 14.5-inch reflecting telescope has stunned the astronomy world, with scientists saying the impact will last only days more. Wesley said it took him 30 minutes to realize a dark spot rotating in Jupiter's clouds on July 19 was actually the first impact seen by astronomers since a comet collided with the giant planet in July 1994


http://www.foxnews.com/images/546915/1_61_a320.jpg

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It'll be our turn in 2012 - my advice - buy on credit now.

The cosmic wheel is turning - no place to run, no place to hide.


Yea verily - I hath spoken.

revefsreleets
07-21-2009, 09:56 AM
THAT would explain the stimulus bill and healthcare "reform"! No worries about multi-trillion dollar deficits, we're all going to die in a fiery comet impact anyway...

Fire Haley
07-21-2009, 10:35 AM
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2008/06/27/2008021702.jpg

Name that movie...

stlrtruck
07-21-2009, 11:15 AM
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2008/06/27/2008021702.jpg

Name that movie...

Deep Impact

revefsreleets
07-21-2009, 11:23 AM
The prophesy shall come to pass!

Fire Haley
07-21-2009, 11:24 AM
Run away!

http://content9.flixster.com/skin/profile/26/74/71/2674711_profile_mbox_background.jpg

http://www.valdostamuseum.org/hamsmith/DItsunL.gif

http://images.thewavemag.com/images/articles/13001-14000/13449.jpg

http://www.davidhorsley.com/sitebuilder/images/deep_impact-250x170.png

Dino 6 Rings
07-21-2009, 11:24 AM
and to think, after watching the movie "Knowing" this weekend I was all worried about Sun Flares...now its Comets...

revefsreleets
07-21-2009, 11:32 AM
and to think, after watching the movie "Knowing" this weekend I was all worried about Sun Flares...now its Comets...
I thought that was decent flick...at least pretty creepy. It would have been better if EE stood for "Entire Earth" though, since it was coordinates before...

from what I've learned here, George Bush caused Global Warming which will results in a comet hitting the earth during this eclipse which will cause sun flares and giant tidal waves.

Or something like that...anyway, the important thing as always to remember is that it is still all GWB's fault.

Indo
07-21-2009, 01:51 PM
Well....Palin did help him a little...

Fire Haley
07-21-2009, 02:38 PM
Better them than us, that's what I say.

X-Terminator
07-21-2009, 02:48 PM
Actually, it's good that we have Jupiter around because if we didn't, the Earth would have been pulverized by comets a million times over and life may not have even gotten off the ground. Jupiter is the inner solar system's "vacuum cleaner" and regularly scoops up stray comets because of its immense gravititational pull.

Still though, it doesn't catch them all, and eventually the Earth will get hit. It's just a matter of time.

Preacher
07-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Actually, it's good that we have Jupiter around because if we didn't, the Earth would have been pulverized by comets a million times over and life may not have even gotten off the ground. Jupiter is the inner solar system's "vacuum cleaner" and regularly scoops up stray comets because of its immense gravititational pull.

Still though, it doesn't catch them all, and eventually the Earth will get hit. It's just a matter of time.


Any other light, happy tuesday afternoon thoughts? :chuckle:

Vis
05-30-2014, 07:55 AM
Comet to pass by Earth closely after meteor shower

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/24/us/meteor-shower/

So after all the hype, was the lost sleep and the sore necks from looking at the sky worth it?

People throughout North America could ask that question Saturday, hours after witnessing a unique meteor shower that was visible in the middle of the night.

Judging from social media responses, this cosmic event appeared to have little bang in some places, while delivering a few prize goods elsewhere.

But for die-hard star geeks, there will be an Act II, an even bigger treat, as the last part of the shower -- a comet -- passes by Earth, beginning Saturday evening.

Whatever the verdict, there will probably never be a second chance for the May Camelopardalids meteor shower. Many showers come annually, in October, December, January and April, said NASA meteor observer Bill Cooke.

In August, for example, we will see the return of the spectacular Perseid meteor shower.

Slooh meteor shower visible to some Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky Time-lapse of the Perseid meteor shower

But the Camelopardalids shower, named for the constellation the shooting stars appeared to fly out of, was a rare gift from the planet Jupiter.

The biggest planet in the solar system bent the meteors' orbit with its powerful gravitational pull so that they would collide with Earth.

"Next year, it will tug the debris field away from the Earth, and we won't see a meteor shower, so this is kind of a one-shot deal," Cooke said.

Wagen
05-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Any other light, happy tuesday afternoon thoughts? :chuckle:

Here's one. Solar flares, comets and asteroids have been mentioned, but not Hypernova and Gamma Ray Bursts.

Stars that are about 10 or more times the mass of the Sun can go Hypernova, depending on what is going on internally. They can release 100 times more energy than Supernova, and even more in a couple of seconds, than the Sun will during its entire lifetime.

If one happened within a few thousand light years of Earth, a few thousand years ago, then we'd be well and truly fu

Fire Arians
05-30-2014, 12:22 PM
jupiter gets hit all the time, a planet that large has a huge gravitational pull so it's much more likely to get hit by something

Vis
05-30-2014, 12:23 PM
jupiter gets hit all the time, a planet that large has a huge gravitational pull so it's much more likely to get hit by something

It's our protective but gassy big brother.

Wagen
05-31-2014, 05:44 PM
It's our protective but gassy big brother.

Jupiter is a bit of a double edged sword when it comes to asteroids and comets.

While it can capture objects from the outer Solar System, preventing them from reaching the inner planets, it can also sling them at us.

The reason why we have an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, instead of a planet, is due to the gravity of Mars and Jupiter.

While an asteroid or comet impact could wipe us out, I think it unlikely that humans would have ever evolved without the KT Extinction.

Every silver lining has a cloud.

tony hipchest
05-31-2014, 06:47 PM
Yo mammas so fat she needs the asteroid belt to hold up her pants.

GodfatherofSoul
05-31-2014, 08:09 PM
Jupiter is an a-hole. I met him at a rave last week. I hope he gets hit again.

teegre
06-01-2014, 09:55 AM
I keep telling you: I'm Zeus.

Stupid Romans.

Bane
06-01-2014, 11:25 AM
jupiter gets hit all the time, a planet that large has a huge gravitational pull so it's much more likely to get hit by something

This is the same reason fat kids get beat up more.

It's also the same reason they're relegated to tanking classes when LARPing.

NSMaster56
06-01-2014, 03:11 PM
I keep telling you: I'm Zeus.

Stupid Romans.

http://www.wrestlesite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/zeus.jpg

Lady Steel
06-03-2014, 12:33 AM
Jupiter Struck by Object, NASA Images Confirm

PASADENA, California A large comet or asteroid has slammed into Jupiter, creating an impact site the size of Earth, pictures by an Australian amateur astronomer show.

http://www.foxnews.com/images/546915/1_61_a320.jpg

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed the discovery using its large infrared telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, said computer programer Anthony Wesley, 44, who discovered the impact zone while stargazing at home.

News of Wesley's find on a backyard 14.5-inch reflecting telescope has stunned the astronomy world, with scientists saying the impact will last only days more. Wesley said it took him 30 minutes to realize a dark spot rotating in Jupiter's clouds on July 19 was actually the first impact seen by astronomers since a comet collided with the giant planet in July 1994


http://www.foxnews.com/images/546915/1_61_a320.jpg

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It'll be our turn in 2012 - my advice - buy on credit now.

The cosmic wheel is turning - no place to run, no place to hide.


Yea verily - I hath spoken.



Thanks for posting this in 2009, Killer! :thumbsup: :laughing: :wink02: :hug: