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Angelfish
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Oh dear, Jupiter's ring has faded!
« on: May 14, 2010, 11:36:05 am »



Source: http://www.areavoices.com/astrobob/?blog=78068

Is this the beginning of the end? I didn't know gas giants were so dynamic in their appearance, it might be something to look at for future SC based games Smiley
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Re: Oh dear, Jupiter's ring has faded!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 04:09:57 pm »

Well, considering that the color bands are caused by massive storms, it doesn't seem too farfetched that changes in weather patterns could alter the planet's appearance. Take a look at how much NEB has intensified in that second photo. It could just mean that things are moving in a different direction in the atmosphere, and the storms composing SEB are dispersing.

I wouldn't exactly call it an apocolypse. Wink
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Re: Oh dear, Jupiter's ring has faded!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 06:20:18 pm »

New feature for UQM: Gas giants that do that.
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Re: Oh dear, Jupiter's ring has faded!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 06:32:08 pm »

It seems I can no longer look at a gas giant without hearing the planet .mod in my head Shocked
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Re: Oh dear, Jupiter's ring has faded!
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 06:38:15 pm »

Heh, same here.
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Re: Oh dear, Jupiter's ring has faded!
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 08:24:38 pm »

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Every 3-15 years, the belt, which is normally dark reddish-brown in color and typically divided in two by the south equatorial belt zone, fades from view.
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The phenomenon goes by the name of the South Equatorial Belt Disturbance, and the changes are dramatic enough to see their evolution night by night.
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Re: Oh dear, Jupiter's ring has faded!
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 07:13:07 pm »


Somthing hit Jupiter again.

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/06/03/4459598-something-hit-jupiter-again
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