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post Mar 3 2006, 06:56 PM
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ljk4-1
post Mar 22 2006, 02:47 PM
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Photo in the News: Jupiter Spawns a New Red Spot

March 7, 2006—Look out, Great Red Spot. A brash young contender may be aiming for your title of Solar System's Most Powerful Storm.

NASA announced Friday that a new red spot has been born on Jupiter, as seen in a February 27 photograph (at top) by an amateur astronomer.

The new, formerly white spot—actually a storm named Oval BA—has been swirling since at least 2000 but acquired the familiar blushing tint of its centuries-old cousin only a few weeks ago. Nicknamed "Red, Jr.," Oval BA formed as three tempests gradually combined into a single superstorm, as seen in the bottom set of images.

So why are the storms red? No one really knows, but some scientists suggest that these miles-high vortices suck up material from lower altitudes. Once exposed to the sun's rays, the theory goes, the material reddens.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/20...07_jupiter.html


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post Mar 22 2006, 03:14 PM
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There are several great images here: http://jupiter.cstoneind.com/
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post Mar 27 2006, 08:10 PM
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Quote from Spaceweather.com:

MEANWHILE ON JUPITER things are getting weird. Two anti-cyclones are bumping
into Jupiter's new red spot, "Red Jr." Together, the trio strangely resemble
Mickey Mouse.

Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and pictures of Jupiter and
the Zodiacal Lights.


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"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Mar 28 2006, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Mar 27 2006, 03:10 PM) *
Quote from Spaceweather.com:

MEANWHILE ON JUPITER things are getting weird. Two anti-cyclones are bumping
into Jupiter's new red spot, "Red Jr." Together, the trio strangely resemble
Mickey Mouse.

Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and pictures of Jupiter and
the Zodiacal Lights.




Werid I can't find the article?
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post Mar 28 2006, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE (Decepticon @ Mar 28 2006, 08:26 AM) *
Werid I can't find the article?


Go to the main Spaceweather page and look for the View Archives
section in the upper right side. Enter March 23, 2006 as the date,
then scroll down that page past the article on Zodiacal Light.


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"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Apr 26 2006, 09:10 PM
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According to RED SPOT JR. site, "On mid-April 2006, a group of professional astronomers lead by Dr Imke de Pater and Dr Phil Marcus (UC Berkeley) will use the Hubble Space Telescope to image both the GRS and Red Spot Jr".
Do someone knows if/when images will be published?


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post Apr 26 2006, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE (dilo @ Apr 26 2006, 05:10 PM) *
According to RED SPOT JR. site, "On mid-April 2006, a group of professional astronomers lead by Dr Imke de Pater and Dr Phil Marcus (UC Berkeley) will use the Hubble Space Telescope to image both the GRS and Red Spot Jr".
Do someone knows if/when images will be published?


If you scroll down on their page to the April 12 and March 18 images of
Jupiter, you will see accompanying images of some of the Galilean moons.
They are good enough that some details can be seen on them. And Io
looks very orange red.

And go to his linked titled "My Best Images of Jupiter" and scroll to the
end of that page. He has an amazing animation of Io and Europa transitting
Jupiter on March 26.

http://jupiter.cstoneind.com/


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"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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post Apr 27 2006, 07:53 PM
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Yes, I already saw images/animations and they are beautiful.
Is incredible to see which results can be obtained by skilled people using a less-than-30cm telescope!
However, I was looking for HST (or at least some ground AO image) in order to finally see the new red spot details...


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post May 4 2006, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE (dilo @ Apr 27 2006, 03:53 PM) *
Yes, I already saw images/animations and they are beautiful.
Is incredible to see which results can be obtained by skilled people using a less-than-30cm telescope!
However, I was looking for HST (or at least some ground AO image) in order to finally see the new red spot details...


Here you go...

FOR RELEASE: 1:00 pm (EDT) May 4, 2006

PHOTO NO.: STScI-PRC06-19

HUBBLE SNAPS BABY PICTURES OF JUPITER'S "RED SPOT JR."

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers their most detailed
view yet of a second red spot emerging on Jupiter. For the first time in
history, astronomers have witnessed the birth of a new red spot on the
giant planet, which is located half a billion miles away. The storm is
roughly one-half the diameter of its bigger and legendary cousin, the
Great Red Spot. Researchers suggest that the new spot may be related to
a possible major climate change in Jupiter's atmosphere. These images
were taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys on April 8 and 16,
2006.

To see and read more about the research on the Web, visit:

http://hubblesite.org/news/2006/19

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/


Right now, Jupiter is having a close encounter with Earth. The giant planet is very bright in the night sky and looks terrific through backyard telescopes.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/04....htm?list161084


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and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

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post May 5 2006, 06:20 AM
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Finally! biggrin.gif
Is beautifull!!
Also in APOD page now....


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post May 6 2006, 09:12 AM
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This is a enhanced version of the Hubble picture
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- Sunspot   New Red Spot   Mar 3 2006, 06:56 PM
- - RedSky   Uh Oh! Must be all those accumulating Monol...   Mar 3 2006, 10:22 PM
- - Decepticon   RE: New Red Spot   Mar 3 2006, 11:12 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Yeah -- but in that case, who's down there pai...   Mar 4 2006, 06:09 AM
- - TritonAntares   Didn't mention this so far... Does anyone kn...   Mar 4 2006, 10:29 AM
|- - dilo   Veeery interesting, I wonder if Hubble or Keck AO ...   Mar 4 2006, 11:27 AM
|- - helvick   QUOTE (TritonAntares @ Mar 4 2006, 10:29 ...   Mar 4 2006, 11:44 AM
|- - stevesliva   It's interesting to read the the Great Red Spo...   Mar 4 2006, 03:52 PM
- - Decepticon   I can't wait to see Kecks or Hubbles views.   Mar 5 2006, 05:56 PM
|- - ljk4-1   Pioneer 10 saw a similar smaller red spot during i...   Mar 8 2006, 03:33 PM
- - Decepticon   If I remember right that was in the northern hemis...   Mar 9 2006, 01:53 AM
- - Toma B   Only image of this "new Red Spot" that I...   Mar 9 2006, 06:26 AM
|- - ljk4-1   B)-->QUOTE(Toma B @ Mar 9 2006, 01:26 AM)...   Mar 9 2006, 03:27 PM
- - SigurRosFan   A new animation ... On March 12th, Mike Salway of...   Mar 15 2006, 12:43 PM
- - ljk4-1   Photo in the News: Jupiter Spawns a New Red Spot ...   Mar 22 2006, 02:47 PM
|- - Bjorn Jonsson   There are several great images here: http://jupite...   Mar 22 2006, 03:14 PM
||- - ljk4-1   Quote from Spaceweather.com: MEANWHILE ON JUPITER...   Mar 27 2006, 08:10 PM
||- - Decepticon   QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Mar 27 2006, 03:10 P...   Mar 28 2006, 01:26 PM
||- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (Decepticon @ Mar 28 2006, 08:26 AM...   Mar 28 2006, 02:17 PM
||- - dilo   According to RED SPOT JR. site, "On mid-April...   Apr 26 2006, 09:10 PM
||- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (dilo @ Apr 26 2006, 05:10 PM) Acco...   Apr 26 2006, 09:16 PM
||- - dilo   Yes, I already saw images/animations and they are ...   Apr 27 2006, 07:53 PM
||- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (dilo @ Apr 27 2006, 03:53 PM) Yes,...   May 4 2006, 05:38 PM
||- - dilo   Finally! Is beautifull!! Also in AP...   May 5 2006, 06:20 AM
||- - dilo   This is a enhanced version of the Hubble picture   May 6 2006, 09:12 AM
||- - dilo   New great images from Hubble and from Earth: http:...   May 15 2006, 09:04 PM
||- - dilo   less than 2 months to collision???   May 16 2006, 06:36 AM
||- - ljk4-1   QUOTE (dilo @ May 16 2006, 02:36 AM) less...   May 16 2006, 01:57 PM
|- - The Messenger   QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Mar 22 2006, 07:47 A...   Mar 27 2006, 09:11 PM
- - edstrick   One red coloring agent proposed years ago.... dunn...   Mar 28 2006, 08:55 AM
- - Decepticon   It amazes me how much amateur observations have in...   May 16 2006, 01:22 PM
|- - ugordan   While it is simply amazing that amateur astronomer...   May 16 2006, 01:36 PM
|- - dilo   QUOTE (Decepticon @ May 16 2006, 01:22 PM...   May 16 2006, 07:48 PM
- - Decepticon   ugordan Thanks for posting that.   May 16 2006, 08:03 PM
|- - dilo   The two spots are even closer now, look to Christo...   May 30 2006, 03:41 PM
- - ljk4-1   NASA Science News for June 5, 2006 The two bigges...   Jun 5 2006, 07:58 PM
|- - dilo   closer and closer: all images were taken from Ch...   Jun 28 2006, 05:17 PM
- - Toma B   I hope that WFPC2 on Hubble is still working fine,...   Jun 28 2006, 05:33 PM
- - remcook   is it just me or is the spot turning the white ban...   Jun 28 2006, 06:30 PM
- - David   The band the LRS is travelling in seems to be enti...   Jun 28 2006, 06:33 PM
- - djellison   The expectation is that they'll just breeze pa...   Jun 28 2006, 06:38 PM
|- - dilo   Doug, are you talking about a possible passdown be...   Jun 28 2006, 07:40 PM
|- - dilo   Now almost touching! Christopher Go comments ...   Jul 4 2006, 05:50 AM
- - remcook   http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0607/21jupiter...   Jul 22 2006, 12:24 PM
- - AlexBlackwell   From the latest issue of the journal Earth, Planet...   Jul 26 2006, 05:03 PM
- - OWW   New images from Keck: http://www.keckobservatory....   Aug 1 2006, 09:38 AM
- - SigurRosFan   New article: - Jupiter's Little Red Spot grow...   Oct 11 2006, 09:04 AM
- - PhilCo126   So why are the storms red? Scientists are still pu...   Feb 15 2007, 08:04 PM
- - ugordan   I'm curious: is the progenitor to Red Jr. the ...   Feb 16 2007, 04:47 PM
- - elakdawalla   I've been trying to track down the origin of t...   Feb 16 2007, 05:25 PM
- - edstrick   Somebody mis-natigated and a Vogon ship fullof RED...   Feb 17 2007, 09:33 AM
- - Bjorn Jonsson   The constantly changing appearance of Jupiter...   Feb 18 2007, 10:36 PM
- - djellison   John is the BAA's Jupiter Section director - a...   Feb 18 2007, 11:21 PM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (djellison @ Feb 18 2007, 11:21 PM)...   Feb 22 2007, 04:53 PM
- - nprev   Fascinating idea that this might not be Galileo...   Feb 18 2007, 11:54 PM
- - stevesliva   QUOTE (nprev @ Feb 18 2007, 06:54 PM) I r...   Feb 19 2007, 01:25 AM
- - JRehling   QUOTE (stevesliva @ Feb 18 2007, 05:25 PM...   Feb 22 2007, 05:03 PM


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