Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Something Huge Hit Jupiter Today

45 posts in this topic

Posted

If not for Jupiter, we'd be daid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

30ikhm9.jpg

jesus christ! here's a quick side-by-side of earth and the impact zone of the collision. the impact alone covers about what looks like ~10% of earth's surface. that's ~ 19.6 thousand miles.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'm guessing the object that hit Jupiter was Uranus.

Can't believe that hasn't been said yet. What's wrong with you people?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Jupiter just saved us from the mayan prophecy.

Classic jupes.

not sure why but this line loled me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I kinda wish it did hit us...then I wouldn't have to hear all this political poo anymore

WTG Jupiter!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

This thread got me to snooping around the Internets about our solar system. I was always under the impression Jupiter was a giant ball of gas. Can a comet impact on a gaseous planet cause a fireball like that? My pea sized brain is wondering why it wouldn't simply pass through.

I also read that I believe Uranus was impacted by an object the size of EARTH and that is why it's tilted on it's side. Also in 2009 Jupiter had an impact the size of the Pacific ocean from a comet or Asteroid. It's kind of scary to hear about the frequency of impacts in our neighborhood. I guess we are just a smaller target. Hell you can look up at the moon and it's covered in impact craters.

It's hard to fathom the magnitude of that Jupiter fireball. It had to be several thousand miles wide in a matter of 2 seconds. It's easy to feel small yet I've listened to De Grasse Tyson talk about how large we are in the universe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

poopiter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Uranus was impacted..hehehehehhehehe

Uranus jokes will never get old.,...just like farts will always be funny

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

This is all a sign that only gas giants can truly save the world...

chris-christie-gotcha.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Slooh is running a live cam in the Canary Islands to check for if the impact left a scar of the sorts. http://events.slooh.com/

Really cool an Amateur Astronomer got the footage, and on an LX200 12"! Must have been a massive collision.

Anyone else an AA? I have a Meade LX800 that I used to run lapses on Saturn and The Orion Nebula through my laptop on crystal clear winter nights. Light pollution from downtown has made that less exciting, but I will go up to the mountains once every couple months and do that now.

I had the SETI feed on my laptop for 6 months. Absolutely NOTHING happened. -_-

You would think in 6 months some alien would at least fart!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Uranus was impacted..hehehehehhehehe

Uranus jokes will never get old.,...just like farts will always be funny

I might need you to send me a signed and notarized statement admitting that you, as a woman, do indeed find farts funny. This would greatly help me in the frequent arguments that stem from the never-ending onslaught of my farts (and compulsive laughter) on my fiances olfactory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

This thread got me to snooping around the Internets about our solar system. I was always under the impression Jupiter was a giant ball of gas. Can a comet impact on a gaseous planet cause a fireball like that? My pea sized brain is wondering why it wouldn't simply pass through.

I also read that I believe Uranus was impacted by an object the size of EARTH and that is why it's tilted on it's side. Also in 2009 Jupiter had an impact the size of the Pacific ocean from a comet or Asteroid. It's kind of scary to hear about the frequency of impacts in our neighborhood. I guess we are just a smaller target. Hell you can look up at the moon and it's covered in impact craters.

It's hard to fathom the magnitude of that Jupiter fireball. It had to be several thousand miles wide in a matter of 2 seconds. It's easy to feel small yet I've listened to De Grasse Tyson talk about how large we are in the universe.

While Jupiter isn't solid in the sense that Earth or Mars is it has enough atmospheric density that anything traveling at interplanetary speeds that makes contact with it will explode from the increase in pressure and the friction of the deceleration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites