Gee, this wouldn’t have anything to do with the probe they threw in there, would it?
Eh…why did you alter the URL of your links and change the captions to say “holy shit?”
I’m no expert in these matters, but just as a rough visual estimate, the black spot seems to have about the same diameter as Mars, which I think is way too big to be in any way related to the space probe that we crashed into Jupiter.
Who says I did that?
Hmm… good point. I suppose if it was from the probe then somebody would have noticed it already. Unless it was dispersing under the cloud tops and then surfaced recently. Anyway it looked suspicious that it should come so soon after they toasted the probe.
Okay, maybe you didn’t. But if you follow the links from space.com’s home page, you’ll see that the images’ captions start with “A strange black spot…” and “A similar black spot,” not “A holy shit…” and “An even holier shit…” Somebody messed with the URL somewhere along the line.
Okay so I typed in the links the way they are supposed to appear.
But on preview, the code looks okay but somehow a <br> tag got stuck in the middle of the first one and when clicked, it splits the word “different” near the end, putting the last 2 letters on the next line.
So I’m just gonna try posting the pics with no captions.
The smilies are links.
It’s hard to imagine a tiny probe like that causing such a major effect. A reentering spacecraft hardly makes a visible mark on OUR planet.
It’s got to be the monoliths.
Maybe the satelite was irradiated and picked up a strange cosmic virus that ressurrected the dead on Jupiter once it crashed, and what we’re seeing are swarms of Jupitarian zombies.
Eh, it’s just an idea.
Have any of you seen 2010? I’m going to stay off Europa for a while, just in case.
It looks similar to the spots caused by the Shoemaker-Levy-9 collision, but those spots appeared immediately after the collision and dissapated quickly. If they were caused by Gallelio, why didn’t they show up immediately? Jupiter’s day is about ten hours long, so the spacecraft’s reentry point would have rotated into view pretty soon after the impact. Why didn’t we see them then?
You’r right, it’s probably not from the probe after all but then what caused it? Even the scientists admit they’re baffled.
Maybe the alien mothership crashed![sup]*[/sup]
Science doesn’t have an answer for everything!? I’m staying indoors today, baby…
Yeah! What with the rampant Northern Lights and all…
Ah, dang it! I forgot to look for the Northern Lights!
aryk scampers off to the window to look out, blindly crashing into furniture…
Maybe it’s a shadows caused by PX…
Did you ever think of that…
What, pray tell, is PX?
Maybe, a cloud of dark matter is acting like a lens and focusing Sunspot 418 on the surface of Juiter.