View Full Version : Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why

05-13-2010, 09:01 AM
What's next? Mars turns pink? Maybe this is the proof of AWG that everyone has been looking for.

Jupiter has lost one of its iconic red stripes and scientists are baffled as to why.
The largest planet in our solar system is usually dominated by two dark bands in its atmosphere, with one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere.
However, the most recent images taken by amateur astronomers have revealed the lower stripe known as the Southern Equatorial Belt has disappeared leaving the southern half of the planet looking unusually bare.

The band was present in at the end of last year before Jupiter ducked behind the Sun on its orbit. However, when it emerged three months later the belt had disappeared.

Whole story here (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1277734/Jupiter-loses-stripes-scientists-idea-why.html) (with pictures)

Anyone seen David Copperfield lately?

05-13-2010, 10:01 AM
Amateur Astronomers took the pictures. They probably used their camera phones.

05-13-2010, 10:53 AM
Global Warming!!! Absolute Proof Of Global Warming!!!

05-13-2010, 12:11 PM
The cause has been found.


05-14-2010, 12:25 AM
This is 2010, no?

05-14-2010, 12:28 AM
I wonder if there is a connection between this and the missing cross in the desert?:confused: