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Big Mystery: Jupiter Loses a Stripe

In a development that has transformed the appearance of the solar system's largest planet, one of Jupiter's two main cloud belts has completely disappeared.

"This is a big event," says planetary scientist Glenn Orton of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. "We're monitoring the situation closely and do not yet fully understand what's going on."


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A picture of Jupiters "eye" formerly located in the brown, now white stripe


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http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/20may_loststripe/


Added: May-20-2010 
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  • thats a big brown eye

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  • Demoted. Lost a stripe.

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  • Like a big gas ball is going to be consistent. If people were watching Earth from afar, they'd be wondering what's going on during hurricane season.

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  • Notice it kept the Great Red Spot that the lower stripe tended to flow around.

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    • Despite my previous comment, this is not the first time the equatorial stripes have done this. The cause is, as you might imagine, a mystery.

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    • Yeah, we can't pretend to know what kind of dynamics are happening with Jupiter. The first thing I thought was, SUVs, but you already said it.

      Oh, wait, no, I got it. The oil-spill... Bush did it.

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  • Bush did it...

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  • Damn SUVs.

    Seriously, every planet in the system is showing climate change in one way or another. It is only on Earth that AlGore knows best. While we mere humans may not know what the change mechanism is, more and more evidence is mounting regarding what the mechanism is not.

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    • Thats a fact Jack.Even the moon ,which has sensors left by the astronauts shows temperature changes.Damn those suvs.Al Gore is part of the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the whole of the human race.

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  • Add Comet strike, rotate on axis, presto no ring?

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  • come on you libs, blame bush for it, his fault, or did the stripe die, or will I wait for some one to say they would hit it, , ,???? naawwww, going to bed, work in the morning, some how I am hearing the theme song form the movie 2001

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  • these could be nuclear test or weather experiments being conducted by the superhuman africans from the different star system

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  • Nibaru..

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  • jupiter is changing colors..lol

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    • ya pretty strange to me the shoemaker comets look like they made a mark but didnt really have a instant effect i was wondering the same thing if this was a lingering effect of them ..

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  • photoshop ;-)

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  • I'm all for science and discovery and all of that,but
    I wonder who out there,except the scientist themselves
    really gives a shit if jupiter loses a stripe,or turns
    polka dot overnight?Where is the pay off for the tens
    of billions we spend looking at places we will never,
    ever go, and how does it really benefit any one but
    the scientist themselves, who make careers out of
    finding new and inventive ways to piss away our tax
    money,by studying things that really make not one bit
    of differen More..

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  • my guess is they found or did something very intersting and then photoshpped it out so nobody else waching would discover

    they got pople sitting waching all dam day every day
    how come theres no pictures in between the dates aug-4th last year upto may-8th this year ????

    like how they photshoped out the martian atmosphere
    http://www2.ifa.hawaii.edu/newsletters/images/n8Joan-MarsHubble3-97.jpg

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