Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, May 10, 2006.
My mind gets blown a little bit each time I think about how giant and everlasting the storms on Jupiter are.
I thought this was about the 7up mascot.
So I'm NOT The only one who thought of him when I saw this!
Anyway, it's amazing what you can find in space.
Wonder when the 3rd one will appear? It will also probably be below the equator
If a planet that big is going through a global climate change of around 10 degrees, then cant help to wonder what changes earth could be possibly going through.
Well clearly we are causing it. I mean, did you know that car exhaust gets into space and heads to Jupiter??
Yeah, the Great Red Spot in one of the coolest things in the known universe. A ceaseless violent hurricane bigger than our entire planet. And now there's two of them.
Saturn gets storms too:
I read about this a while ago, and "2010" happened to be playing on my TV at the time. When do we get the Great Black Spot, with its millions of reproducing monoliths?
Where did you hear this? That strikes me as not possible.
I think he’s joking.
We are sadly still only advanced enough to kill our own planet not any others… but soon, soon.
Don't confuse our ability to destroy ourselves and other species as the ability to actually destroy the planet. Giant asteroids hit with the force of millions of Hiroshima bombs, and they still haven't destroyed the entire planet, much less wiped out every single living thing. Don't give us too much credit.
Indeed. A 30 kilometer crater can be created by an object only a kilometer across. But fortunately we can detect such an object ahead of time and alter its course.
I guess it depends how you mean destroy, I do think we could technical reduce this planet to rubble with a number of well placed nukes but we could also change so much as to be totally unrecognisable, which if you did to a painting would count as destroying it. But still even the worst we can do at the moment pails in comparison to what the cosmos could do to us.
Destroying the planet outright is VERY hard to do. You'd need all the energy the sun puts out in 3 days to do it.
Same as above but with some more methods, and you don't have to click next multiple times.
Got your telescope ready, D_C?
That's it, I'm finding a place away from city lights so I can get out my scope.
My scope's not powerful enough to pick out the spots on Jupiter.
However... the local astronomy club DOES have those scopes. I'm going to have to go to a meeting now.
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