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Jupiter Is Undergoing Massive, Global Changes

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Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has made some dramatic transformations in recent years, a new study reveals.

Huge belts in the giant planet's atmosphere have changed color, radiation hotspots have faded and flared up again, and cloud levels have thickened and dissolved, all while space rocks have been hurtling into it the gas giant, astronomers said.

http://news.discover...ges-121018.html

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It's been 18 years since a huge amount of energy was absorbed into the planet from Shoemaker-Levy 9. I wonder if that had any effect on this process being observed.

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OK, so no practical chance of Jupiter becoming our second Sun? Or doing worse?

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Since we haven't been observing Jupiter for that long with modern equipment this could be normal.

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I think Pallidin meant this scene from A Space Odyssey 2010:

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Global warming is happening on every planet in the system according to some researchers.

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Nothing serious, it's just got gas!

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Nothing serious, it's just hot gas!

The sun is also just hot gas, or plasma if you like.

Some say Jupiter is a 'failed star', meaning: not enough helium and/or hydrogen to start nuclear fusion and ignite like a cosmic Christmas tree.

In fact, it isn't even close to being a 'brown star'.

But no doubt Waspie Dwarf has more insightful info concerning that.

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But no doubt Waspie Dwarf has more insightful info concerning that.

So far you are doing a good job on your own.

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Global warming is happening on every planet in the system according to some researchers.

Which ones? The researchers that is.

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Which ones? The researchers that is.

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I can't quite remember where I first saw it, I think it may have been something on you-tube.. But there's plenty of articals out in Google-world regarding interplanetary global warming occuring from Pluto to earth..

http://www.livescience.com/1349-sun-blamed-warming-earth-worlds.html

http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-other-planets-solar-system.htm

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/universo/cosmos57.htm

I didn't think our use of greehouse gasses effected pluto? <_<

But there you go.. interweb google fed scientists the lot of us.. lol.

personally I blame them on Titan.. All that fart gas cant be good for the solarsystem.

:D

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The sun is also just hot gas, or plasma if you like.

Some say Jupiter is a 'failed star', meaning: not enough helium and/or hydrogen to start nuclear fusion and ignite like a cosmic Christmas tree.

In fact, it isn't even close to being a 'brown star'.

But no doubt Waspie Dwarf has more insightful info concerning that.

I know. :blush:

It was a weak attempt at humour.

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I know. :blush:

It was a weak attempt at humour.

And I know now, lol. But although I think I do quite well using the English language, I sometimes miss out on its subtleties.

Lol, it's "all just hot air!", isn't it.

Anyway, I remember from maybe 20 years ago that there was some 'clairvoyant' English (?) nun who claimed to have 'seen' that Jupiter would some day grow and grow,and then ignite and become a new sun in our solar system.

Some people should just never be allowed to watch scifi movies or read scifi books.

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I can't quite remember where I first saw it, I think it may have been something on you-tube.. But there's plenty of articals out in Google-world regarding interplanetary global warming occuring from Pluto to earth..

http://www.livescien...rth-worlds.html

http://www.skeptical...olar-system.htm

http://www.bibliotec...so/cosmos57.htm

I didn't think our use of greehouse gasses effected pluto? <_<

But there you go.. interweb google fed scientists the lot of us.. lol.

personally I blame them on Titan.. All that fart gas cant be good for the solarsystem.

:D

Thanks for the links.

So in essence everybody agrees several planets are warming up, but they do not agree on the connecting factor, unless it's just a coincidence connected with coinciding seasons and weather patterns.

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Thanks for the links.

So in essence everybody agrees several planets are warming up, but they do not agree on the connecting factor, unless it's just a coincidence connected with coinciding seasons and weather patterns.

Yeah, basically that.

There's theories.. crackpot theories which are about 50% science and 50% fairytail..

One is of course, ye olde Nibiru, comming in from the cold and heating things up from the outside of the system inwards..

Another is a Photon stream approaching us from the galactic core..

I wouldn't want to claim it's either and feed the fires of speculation, even though it's sometimes interesting to get peoples opinions on these things.. personally I think of those two theories the Photon stream sounds the most likely.. though I'm sure we at UM could come up with some equally interesting causes of solar system warming.. hmmmmmmm, I'm thinking ferrets..

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OK, so no practical chance of Jupiter becoming our second Sun? Or doing worse?

No. Jupiter would need to be many multiples of its current mass for that to happen. If it did happen, unlike 2010, the explosion would completely obliterate all life on earth.

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