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New Red Spot
Bjorn Jonsson
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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no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

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post Mar 27 2006, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Mar 22 2006, 07:47 AM) *
Photo in the News: Jupiter Spawns a New Red Spot

March 7, 2006...

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

Sunburn?

Can we tell if the spots contain iron oxides or thiocynates - typical red stuff?
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post Mar 28 2006, 08:55 AM
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One red coloring agent proposed years ago.... dunno the current status of the hypothesis.... was red phosphorous... made from the observed trace gas phosphine, PH3.
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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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"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 May 5 2006, 06:20 AM
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Finally! biggrin.gif
Is beautifull!!
Also in APOD page now....


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dilo
post May 6 2006, 09:12 AM
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This is a enhanced version of the Hubble picture
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dilo
post May 15 2006, 09:04 PM
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New great images from Hubble and from Earth:
http://skyandtelescope.com/news/article_1724_1.asp
"Measurements by Simon-Miller of her team's HST image give a long-axis dimension of 13,480 km for Oval BA and 20,740 km for the Great Red Spot". Guys, this baby is approximately Earth-sized!
http://www.redspotjr.com/
I have impression that distance between GRS and JRS is slightly tightened in the last month...


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post May 16 2006, 06:36 AM
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less than 2 months to collision???


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post May 16 2006, 01:22 PM
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It amazes me how much amateur observations have increased in clarity.

I can't even imagine what the next 10 years brings!
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