Mystery Spot on Jupiter Baffles Astronomers

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Astronomers have spotted a strange, obvious and inexplicable black spot near the equator of Jupiter. A picture of the object is circling this planet electronically as researchers scratch their heads about what they've found.

A second image, taken on another day by a different photographer, contains a similar looking spot. As of early today, the second image had deepened the mystery. Some astronomers were at first puzzled over whether the two photos show the same thing or not. As it turns out, they do not.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/jupiter_dark_spot_031023.html
 

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Very interesting!

Some years ago while watching the Levi Shoemaker comet slamming into jupiter I stated on the 'old PF forum boards' that there would be a possible 'reaction' inside the lower atmosphere/deep core, that would eventually surface at a later date.

New Chemicals deposited by a newly arriving body, with the energy deposited in such an impact would add some new reactants that would evolve in time.

Heard it here first :wink:
 
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Originally posted by ranyart
Very interesting!

Some years ago while watching the Levi Shoemaker comet slamming into jupiter I stated on the 'old PF forum boards' that there would be a possible 'reaction' inside the lower atmosphere/deep core, that would eventually surface at a later date.

New Chemicals deposited by a newly arriving body, with the energy deposited in such an impact would add some new reactants that would evolve in time.

Heard it here first :wink:
Forgot to add..LOCATION..LOCATION!
 
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Must be them evil aliens, in hiding, preparing their attack !
 
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It's full of stars...:wink:

Too bad we just ditched the Galileo spacecraft! That would have provided great pictures.

Hmm...
 
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Looks like the people who said NASA was going to blow up Jupiter were right :wink:. Seriously though, this is intriguing.
 

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