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Message 1516957 - Posted: 16 May 2014, 13:27:55 UTC

http://time.com/101810/jupiters-trademark-great-red-spot-is-shrinking/?hpt=hp_t2

I just saw this, and knew that storm has been raging for 300 years.

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Message 1516992 - Posted: 16 May 2014, 15:26:22 UTC - in response to Message 1516957.  

http://time.com/101810/jupiters-trademark-great-red-spot-is-shrinking/?hpt=hp_t2

I just saw this, and knew that storm has been raging for 300 years.

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Thanks SciManStev - VERY interesting! :)
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Message 1517015 - Posted: 16 May 2014, 16:24:27 UTC - in response to Message 1516992.  

http://time.com/101810/jupiters-trademark-great-red-spot-is-shrinking/?hpt=hp_t2

I just saw this, and knew that storm has been raging for 300 years.

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Thanks SciManStev - VERY interesting! :)


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Message 1517027 - Posted: 16 May 2014, 16:34:35 UTC

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently measured the famous crimson storm on the face of Jupiter at less than half the size it was a couple centuries ago (25,500 miles across) and researchers aren't certain of the cause
Well it is obviously global warming.
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Message 1517262 - Posted: 17 May 2014, 0:10:25 UTC

Maybe it has just finally run it's course, or crashing Galileo into Jupiter a few years back is finally showing a consequence (not). But that would be the explanation favored by those who think man is responsible for everything.
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Message 1544556 - Posted: 19 Jul 2014, 19:28:53 UTC

This is truly something to watch out for. Jupiter is the biggest protection we have from comets and asteroids and if that protection is diminished in any way we will be in for a big surprise.

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Message 1544580 - Posted: 19 Jul 2014, 20:33:40 UTC

I don't see how the dissipation of the red spot could in any way impact Jupiter's ability to protect the inner solar system from comets and asteroids.
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Message 1544608 - Posted: 19 Jul 2014, 21:57:35 UTC - in response to Message 1517027.  
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researchers aren't certain of the cause


Chandra: Can you analyse the image on monitor circuit 2?
HAL: Yes. There is a circular object near the equator. It is twenty-two thousand kilometres in diameter. It is comprised of rectangular objects.
Chandra: How many?
HAL: One million, three hundred and fifty five thousand, plus or minus one thousand.
Chandra: And what is the proportion of the objects in question?
HAL: One by four by nine.
Chandra: Do you recognise these objects?
HAL: Yes. They are identical in size and shape to the object you call the monolith. Ten minutes to ignition. All systems nominal.
Chandra: Is the number of monoliths constant?
HAL: No, they are increasing.
Chandra: At what rate?
HAL: Once every two minutes.
Curnow: Look closely. Tell me I'm nuts - are the cloud formations going towards the spot?
Floyd: You're not nuts.
Orlov: Looks like the thing is eating the planet.
Floyd: I think it is.

Arthur C. Clarke was sure of the cause. ;^)
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Message 1544719 - Posted: 20 Jul 2014, 2:51:50 UTC

Mr kevvy darn you beat me to it mind you probbly said it better than me .

A Space odyssey 2010 and then Jupiter turns into the second sun for told by the good book

well done mate must have taken you a bit of effort to get the actual words from the movie fantastic mate

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Message 1544734 - Posted: 20 Jul 2014, 3:57:17 UTC - in response to Message 1544608.  

researchers aren't certain of the cause


Chandra: Can you analyse the image on monitor circuit 2?
HAL: Yes. There is a circular object near the equator. It is twenty-two thousand kilometres in diameter. It is comprised of rectangular objects.
Chandra: How many?
HAL: One million, three hundred and fifty five thousand, plus or minus one thousand.
Chandra: And what is the proportion of the objects in question?
HAL: One by four by nine.
Chandra: Do you recognise these objects?
HAL: Yes. They are identical in size and shape to the object you call the monolith. Ten minutes to ignition. All systems nominal.
Chandra: Is the number of monoliths constant?
HAL: No, they are increasing.
Chandra: At what rate?
HAL: Once every two minutes.
Curnow: Look closely. Tell me I'm nuts - are the cloud formations going towards the spot?
Floyd: You're not nuts.
Orlov: Looks like the thing is eating the planet.
Floyd: I think it is.

Arthur C. Clarke was sure of the cause. ;^)

I thought of that too.
Bob DeWoody

My motto: Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow as it may not be required. This no longer applies in light of current events.
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