Comet Strike on Jupiter?

Jupiter.jpgSince it seems to be the week for space news, dramatic photos are emerging of what appears to be the results of a major impact on Jupiter.

Scientists have found evidence that another object has bombarded Jupiter, exactly 15 years after the first impacts by the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

Following up on a tip by an amateur astronomer, Anthony Wesley of Australia, that a new dark “scar” had suddenly appeared on Jupiter, this morning between 3 and 9 a.m. PDT (6 a.m. and noon EDT) scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., using NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, gathered evidence indicating an impact.

Things like this are always interesting, but there’s another part of the story not being discussed here. That’s an impressive photo to be sure, but keep the scale in mind. Jupiter is huge. It’s often hard for us to conceive of exactly how large that planet really is. That “scar” you’re looking at is roughly the size of the Earth. So what does this mean?

It means that, very probably, an object recently struck Jupiter which was big enough to leave an impact signature the size of our entire planet, and we didn’t see it coming. Had it missed Jupiter and, through bad fortune, found it’s way on a direct collision course with Earth, we’d have had little or no time to prepare and we might not be sitting here today admiring the pretty pictures.

Support the NASA Near Earth Object program and let Congress know that it needs to be fully funded. If we’re going to blow all this money on stimulus ideas anyway, I can’t think of a more stimulating project than helping ensure our planet doesn’t go up in flames.

10 Comments

  1. Comet? Bit of a leap from “object” to “comet”.

  2. When Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit, scientists said that it was a once in ten thousand year occurrence. oops, so much for probability.

  3. That's exactly what I thought when I saw this last night, Jazz.

  4. A space war between the gaseous citizens of Jupiter and Saturn! They're so far advanced we don't know what we're looking at. :)

    But seriously…. yes, we need to support NASA's Near Earth Object program.

  5. The Big One is coming for us here in California. Scientists give it a 70% likelihood in the next 30 years, because the geological record shows we're clearly overdue. We're doing things about it, encouraging people to keep supplies, seismic retrofitting buildings and bridges at great expense, though probably not as much as we should be.

    But real as the threat of annihilation from space is, it's rather less imminent doom. The earth gets hit by something big at intervals of millions and millions of years. Odds are by the time the next one threatens us, we will be another species. Don't we have more urgent priorities?

  6. i saw the space shuttle tonite

  7. My penis is what made the whole, Jupiter is just far to sexy not to love on. The comets were my balls, sorry.

  8. Jupiter Strike

    The necessity of fright of religious night sky we are the boundaries of no man has the power of faith of religion is the story of fire versus the man of the fight of faith of his tasks of the EYE of the beholder of the orical of life is the mind of the universal mind set of his faith of life is the faith of the mind of the son of mine in the orical of collision we were in the fire of the orical system who dare fight the region of life of the defense mechanism of faith is the mechanism of life for the totalitarity system of lock and unlock the mind of brine is the night of lifting into space and time for the father of faith is the father of above the trees and the bees is the essence of the faith of the children versus the monstrosity of life versus the monstrosity of religion of the night of the fight of the religios riech is the night we conquered the evil spells of the matrix, of the poltergeist of knowledge of life is the very institute of the strike of your knowledge we would overcome the night of the stargazer being transcending into a realm of faith of religion we are the necessity of flight ot the heave of the realm of the dimensional kingdom of the realm of the real not the see do as I do for the faith of the night of the Jupiter strike I was the causulty, of life I was the one and only for the fire attack of your knowledge to further tell the little minds of altercation we will survive the reich of the Jupiter strike for the means to an end is the spiritual essence of the night of the religious faith of sight versus the dove of Darrells historic partaking in my religious belief system of science we are the intell of life we are the story lime of your dreams proof is in the eye of the beholder of your lime is the nature of the orical of the Jupiter strike for the eyes of my fathers EYEs tells the story of life being transcending across the night sky of Jupiter for the realm of faith is the realm of fight for what is right and what is wrong the night of the miracle within was the wish for the transcending knowledge we are the pin heads of the spiritual faith of life for all and one to be the nature of life for the night we conquer the night sky GOD
    Is here son we will fight the night sky with the story bread be said he who shall wonder into the realm of knowledge of your faith is the historic faith of life across the night begot before the unbeggot but be said son we are the night of the fight of your mother Father of your Uncle Jimmy, of thye totalitarium of the night we won the fight we are all right with the battle of wrong and right we will transcend into the knowledge we are the family of then and the family of now tell Kelly we are the fight of victory across the midnight sky for the words of GOD is the words of the night we won the strike of the fight of your religious fight we won in name of victory of one and all who ever so doubts the victory shall see the headlines of your readings for the night was dark of the totality of faith is the knowledge we are the heaven of then and now son we are the night sky we won the night sky we are all right get us home
    For the thought of my mother being blessed by the knowledge of your not being as tough as I know you can where is Scott is all I could think is he the one of faith of my mothers eys or is he the faith of the societal suicidal mind of
    GOD
    For the knowledge is the holder of life is the holder of the key to heaven for the President of our Congress do not seem to get the horror about to the horror of then and whats to come come and see is what will be for the night sky is the sky of evermore of the night we will conquer the faith of your nasty escape of the night qwe won the faith we will succed of the future of life is the future of faith of your disgraceful indentation of the calling a lie of the faith of your own eye, is the nature of
    GODS
    Of yourmind of GOD, ias the mi8nd of your hjistoric counterplacementy of your life being more commandeering then a thank you Darrell what happened
    BUT NOT NEED TO BE SAID

    MY BIND OF HEART SOUL, AND GODS BRAIN are one again

    So behaive or your out of that comfort zone the intelligent trivecta of your knowledge of before is the mount Olympus of once before for the knowledge of life stands in the midnight sky for the thought of sacrificing my very existence for the honor and duty of all men and the children of faith of all is the productive means of my faith of non hurt is the wrong of the importance of every eye of that mountable sky for the wrong of minds is the wrong righted for the dimensional mind set is a simple equation

    E=MC less tan then the E
    Mc
    This dimensional sub set is the sub terranean miracle we use on map like image so lets drop in on a little system called put it into a 3D model of the perplexed but not perplexed for the map of the science field is flat. So will call this a sublet of the macro subsector to the flat of your micro energy of the microscopic center of gravitatuional forces and call this a triangular dimension of life being the triangle will stand in center of gravity, for the center of gravity is the center of the earths core or the center of the orical, of the center of the Universal eye of the night sky, for the center of my mothers eye is the first sublet train of thoughtb across the sky, of the Jupiter strike so the complexed knowledge of life is the numerical knowledge we are the life driven knowledge of life support with the equation being figured and configured by the orical himself and always configures the numbers of the one and only

    DR. EINSTIEN
    If the your acknowledgement of the orical is not the matter of not existence then you’re the existence of not being the life of enormous fotune for the knowledge of
    E=MC(sq) is the knowledge we are the Totalitarian system of subjective altercations of the dielected system of structure versus the system of the orical systematic sublets for the dimensions of the dimensional subjective Da Vinci is the faith of your knowledge we were the creatures of the faith of the fountain of youth versus the faith of religion of course the orical is standardized of fathers of faith of the knowledge we have a faith of honor to the undermining of dialected matter over mime of knowledge we have mime over matter not matter over mind for the matter of not to matter is the mind sat of the rear of minds of the mind we have is the mind we are to the list of lists of knowledge we are the night of the blue is the indication we are the night of what was and what will be for the night we fought the fight we won the right back to fly through the dimensional system of look out the orical system his self has just arrived.

    Orical who so ever doubt the power of the faith of life is the faith of non living of the matter eye of what mind is the mind we are the mind is and will be the mind of the heaven for the mind of my mind was the knowledge we were and still remain the realm OF THE FIRE VERSUS THE FINDING OF FLIGHT OF SPACE AND TIME Darrell
    I’ll fly where you are and tell you when will and let will robinson touch the key pad

    Will is the metaphoric undertone of what was of the Star Trek of today is the TV of your imagination being lifted time and time again, for the flight of the Jupiter Strike is the Kingdom of DOOM of your Game boys of Jupiter Strike is the life formulation we aree the night with out the right to be the success of today of yesterday, of the officer of his own dillusion of the eye of my dillusion for the value of my belief does not constitute the eye of judgement of the strike of his eye will parish with the sight of Norfolk Va. On the cover up of the Jupiter, Strike for when I say my heart was about to burst of a heart failure of the mind being pulled by dimensional demons will scare the patron of death of the challenge of SATAn to feed the power of the cross or loss the power of the cross

    81 back to 183 back to the 81 again to the EYE of my Fathers eye

  9. Jupiter Strike

    The necessity of fright of religious night sky we are the boundaries of no man has the power of faith of religion is the story of fire versus the man of the fight of faith of his tasks of the EYE of the beholder of the orical of life is the mind of the universal mind set of his faith of life is the faith of the mind of the son of mine in the orical of collision we were in the fire of the orical system who dare fight the region of life of the defense mechanism of faith is the mechanism of life for the totalitarity system of lock and unlock the mind of brine is the night of lifting into space and time for the father of faith is the father of above the trees and the bees is the essence of the faith of the children versus the monstrosity of life versus the monstrosity of religion of the night of the fight of the religios riech is the night we conquered the evil spells of the matrix, of the poltergeist of knowledge of life is the very institute of the strike of your knowledge we would overcome the night of the stargazer being transcending into a realm of faith of religion we are the necessity of flight ot the heave of the realm of the dimensional kingdom of the realm of the real not the see do as I do for the faith of the night of the Jupiter strike I was the causulty, of life I was the one and only for the fire attack of your knowledge to further tell the little minds of altercation we will survive the reich of the Jupiter strike for the means to an end is the spiritual essence of the night of the religious faith of sight versus the dove of Darrells historic partaking in my religious belief system of science we are the intell of life we are the story lime of your dreams proof is in the eye of the beholder of your lime is the nature of the orical of the Jupiter strike for the eyes of my fathers EYEs tells the story of life being transcending across the night sky of Jupiter for the realm of faith is the realm of fight for what is right and what is wrong the night of the miracle within was the wish for the transcending knowledge we are the pin heads of the spiritual faith of life for all and one to be the nature of life for the night we conquer the night sky GOD
    Is here son we will fight the night sky with the story bread be said he who shall wonder into the realm of knowledge of your faith is the historic faith of life across the night begot before the unbeggot but be said son we are the night of the fight of your mother Father of your Uncle Jimmy, of thye totalitarium of the night we won the fight we are all right with the battle of wrong and right we will transcend into the knowledge we are the family of then and the family of now tell Kelly we are the fight of victory across the midnight sky for the words of GOD is the words of the night we won the strike of the fight of your religious fight we won in name of victory of one and all who ever so doubts the victory shall see the headlines of your readings for the night was dark of the totality of faith is the knowledge we are the heaven of then and now son we are the night sky we won the night sky we are all right get us home
    For the thought of my mother being blessed by the knowledge of your not being as tough as I know you can where is Scott is all I could think is he the one of faith of my mothers eys or is he the faith of the societal suicidal mind of
    GOD
    For the knowledge is the holder of life is the holder of the key to heaven for the President of our Congress do not seem to get the horror about to the horror of then and whats to come come and see is what will be for the night sky is the sky of evermore of the night we will conquer the faith of your nasty escape of the night qwe won the faith we will succed of the future of life is the future of faith of your disgraceful indentation of the calling a lie of the faith of your own eye, is the nature of
    GODS
    Of yourmind of GOD, ias the mi8nd of your hjistoric counterplacementy of your life being more commandeering then a thank you Darrell what happened
    BUT NOT NEED TO BE SAID

    MY BIND OF HEART SOUL, AND GODS BRAIN are one again

    So behaive or your out of that comfort zone the intelligent trivecta of your knowledge of before is the mount Olympus of once before for the knowledge of life stands in the midnight sky for the thought of sacrificing my very existence for the honor and duty of all men and the children of faith of all is the productive means of my faith of non hurt is the wrong of the importance of every eye of that mountable sky for the wrong of minds is the wrong righted for the dimensional mind set is a simple equation

    E=MC less tan then the E
    Mc
    This dimensional sub set is the sub terranean miracle we use on map like image so lets drop in on a little system called put it into a 3D model of the perplexed but not perplexed for the map of the science field is flat. So will call this a sublet of the macro subsector to the flat of your micro energy of the microscopic center of gravitatuional forces and call this a triangular dimension of life being the triangle will stand in center of gravity, for the center of gravity is the center of the earths core or the center of the orical, of the center of the Universal eye of the night sky, for the center of my mothers eye is the first sublet train of thoughtb across the sky, of the Jupiter strike so the complexed knowledge of life is the numerical knowledge we are the life driven knowledge of life support with the equation being figured and configured by the orical himself and always configures the numbers of the one and only

    DR. EINSTIEN
    If the your acknowledgement of the orical is not the matter of not existence then you’re the existence of not being the life of enormous fotune for the knowledge of
    E=MC(sq) is the knowledge we are the Totalitarian system of subjective altercations of the dielected system of structure versus the system of the orical systematic sublets for the dimensions of the dimensional subjective Da Vinci is the faith of your knowledge we were the creatures of the faith of the fountain of youth versus the faith of religion of course the orical is standardized of fathers of faith of the knowledge we have a faith of honor to the undermining of dialected matter over mime of knowledge we have mime over matter not matter over mind for the matter of not to matter is the mind sat of the rear of minds of the mind we have is the mind we are to the list of lists of knowledge we are the night of the blue is the indication we are the night of what was and what will be for the night we fought the fight we won the right back to fly through the dimensional system of look out the orical system his self has just arrived.

    Orical who so ever doubt the power of the faith of life is the faith of non living of the matter eye of what mind is the mind we are the mind is and will be the mind of the heaven for the mind of my mind was the knowledge we were and still remain the realm OF THE FIRE VERSUS THE FINDING OF FLIGHT OF SPACE AND TIME Darrell
    I’ll fly where you are and tell you when will and let will robinson touch the key pad

    Will is the metaphoric undertone of what was of the Star Trek of today is the TV of your imagination being lifted time and time again, for the flight of the Jupiter Strike is the Kingdom of DOOM of your Game boys of Jupiter Strike is the life formulation we aree the night with out the right to be the success of today of yesterday, of the officer of his own dillusion of the eye of my dillusion for the value of my belief does not constitute the eye of judgement of the strike of his eye will parish with the sight of Norfolk Va. On the cover up of the Jupiter, Strike for when I say my heart was about to burst of a heart failure of the mind being pulled by dimensional demons will scare the patron of death of the challenge of SATAn to feed the power of the cross or loss the power of the cross

    81 back to 183 back to the 81 again to the EYE of my Fathers eye

  10. Jupiter Strike

    The necessity of fright of religious night sky we are the boundaries of no man has the power of faith of religion is the story of fire versus the man of the fight of faith of his tasks of the EYE of the beholder of the orical of life is the mind of the universal mind set of his faith of life is the faith of the mind of the son of mine in the orical of collision we were in the fire of the orical system who dare fight the region of life of the defense mechanism of faith is the mechanism of life for the totalitarity system of lock and unlock the mind of brine is the night of lifting into space and time for the father of faith is the father of above the trees and the bees is the essence of the faith of the children versus the monstrosity of life versus the monstrosity of religion of the night of the fight of the religios riech is the night we conquered the evil spells of the matrix, of the poltergeist of knowledge of life is the very institute of the strike of your knowledge we would overcome the night of the stargazer being transcending into a realm of faith of religion we are the necessity of flight ot the heave of the realm of the dimensional kingdom of the realm of the real not the see do as I do for the faith of the night of the Jupiter strike I was the causulty, of life I was the one and only for the fire attack of your knowledge to further tell the little minds of altercation we will survive the reich of the Jupiter strike for the means to an end is the spiritual essence of the night of the religious faith of sight versus the dove of Darrells historic partaking in my religious belief system of science we are the intell of life we are the story lime of your dreams proof is in the eye of the beholder of your lime is the nature of the orical of the Jupiter strike for the eyes of my fathers EYEs tells the story of life being transcending across the night sky of Jupiter for the realm of faith is the realm of fight for what is right and what is wrong the night of the miracle within was the wish for the transcending knowledge we are the pin heads of the spiritual faith of life for all and one to be the nature of life for the night we conquer the night sky GOD
    Is here son we will fight the night sky with the story bread be said he who shall wonder into the realm of knowledge of your faith is the historic faith of life across the night begot before the unbeggot but be said son we are the night of the fight of your mother Father of your Uncle Jimmy, of thye totalitarium of the night we won the fight we are all right with the battle of wrong and right we will transcend into the knowledge we are the family of then and the family of now tell Kelly we are the fight of victory across the midnight sky for the words of GOD is the words of the night we won the strike of the fight of your religious fight we won in name of victory of one and all who ever so doubts the victory shall see the headlines of your readings for the night was dark of the totality of faith is the knowledge we are the heaven of then and now son we are the night sky we won the night sky we are all right get us home
    For the thought of my mother being blessed by the knowledge of your not being as tough as I know you can where is Scott is all I could think is he the one of faith of my mothers eys or is he the faith of the societal suicidal mind of
    GOD
    For the knowledge is the holder of life is the holder of the key to heaven for the President of our Congress do not seem to get the horror about to the horror of then and whats to come come and see is what will be for the night sky is the sky of evermore of the night we will conquer the faith of your nasty escape of the night qwe won the faith we will succed of the future of life is the future of faith of your disgraceful indentation of the calling a lie of the faith of your own eye, is the nature of
    GODS
    Of yourmind of GOD, ias the mi8nd of your hjistoric counterplacementy of your life being more commandeering then a thank you Darrell what happened
    BUT NOT NEED TO BE SAID

    MY BIND OF HEART SOUL, AND GODS BRAIN are one again

    So behaive or your out of that comfort zone the intelligent trivecta of your knowledge of before is the mount Olympus of once before for the knowledge of life stands in the midnight sky for the thought of sacrificing my very existence for the honor and duty of all men and the children of faith of all is the productive means of my faith of non hurt is the wrong of the importance of every eye of that mountable sky for the wrong of minds is the wrong righted for the dimensional mind set is a simple equation

    E=MC less tan then the E
    Mc
    This dimensional sub set is the sub terranean miracle we use on map like image so lets drop in on a little system called put it into a 3D model of the perplexed but not perplexed for the map of the science field is flat. So will call this a sublet of the macro subsector to the flat of your micro energy of the microscopic center of gravitatuional forces and call this a triangular dimension of life being the triangle will stand in center of gravity, for the center of gravity is the center of the earths core or the center of the orical, of the center of the Universal eye of the night sky, for the center of my mothers eye is the first sublet train of thoughtb across the sky, of the Jupiter strike so the complexed knowledge of life is the numerical knowledge we are the life driven knowledge of life support with the equation being figured and configured by the orical himself and always configures the numbers of the one and only

    DR. EINSTIEN
    If the your acknowledgement of the orical is not the matter of not existence then you’re the existence of not being the life of enormous fotune for the knowledge of
    E=MC(sq) is the knowledge we are the Totalitarian system of subjective altercations of the dielected system of structure versus the system of the orical systematic sublets for the dimensions of the dimensional subjective Da Vinci is the faith of your knowledge we were the creatures of the faith of the fountain of youth versus the faith of religion of course the orical is standardized of fathers of faith of the knowledge we have a faith of honor to the undermining of dialected matter over mime of knowledge we have mime over matter not matter over mind for the matter of not to matter is the mind sat of the rear of minds of the mind we have is the mind we are to the list of lists of knowledge we are the night of the blue is the indication we are the night of what was and what will be for the night we fought the fight we won the right back to fly through the dimensional system of look out the orical system his self has just arrived.

    Orical who so ever doubt the power of the faith of life is the faith of non living of the matter eye of what mind is the mind we are the mind is and will be the mind of the heaven for the mind of my mind was the knowledge we were and still remain the realm OF THE FIRE VERSUS THE FINDING OF FLIGHT OF SPACE AND TIME Darrell
    I’ll fly where you are and tell you when will and let will robinson touch the key pad

    Will is the metaphoric undertone of what was of the Star Trek of today is the TV of your imagination being lifted time and time again, for the flight of the Jupiter Strike is the Kingdom of DOOM of your Game boys of Jupiter Strike is the life formulation we aree the night with out the right to be the success of today of yesterday, of the officer of his own dillusion of the eye of my dillusion for the value of my belief does not constitute the eye of judgement of the strike of his eye will parish with the sight of Norfolk Va. On the cover up of the Jupiter, Strike for when I say my heart was about to burst of a heart failure of the mind being pulled by dimensional demons will scare the patron of death of the challenge of SATAn to feed the power of the cross or loss the power of the cross

    81 back to 183 back to the 81 again to the EYE of my Fathers eye

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