Sunday, July 3, 2016

Strangeness On Jupiter

Astronomers are using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet's atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. This observation program is supported by measurements made by NASA's Juno spacecraft, currently on its way to Jupiter.
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is best known for its colorful storms, the most famous being the Great Red Spot. Now astronomers have focused on another beautiful feature of the planet, using the ultraviolet capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
The extraordinary vivid glows shown in the new observations are known as auroras. They are created when high-energy particles enter a planet's atmosphere near its magnetic poles and collide with atoms of gas. As well as producing beautiful images, this program aims to determine how various components of Jupiter's auroras respond to different conditions in the solar wind, a stream of charged particles ejected from the sun.

Click the image for stunning video from NASA...


Willow Cove said...

I call this scene- The Shining in outer space.
He walks thru the tunnel and turns into the room and ends up seeing the creepy little twins by HAL!

Autumnleaf said...

I wonder if they'll get Juno slowed down enough to drop into orbit around Jupiter. Always amazing stuff..... as long as they stay away from Europa.

girl6 said...

see something wonderful did happen!!! : D
Thanks Dave!!! (i even named my laptop after him)
& a BIG thanks to Galileo Galilei too for discovering Jup's five moons. i dig a man who believes in both science & God, bless his soul!!

hey, we met Keir at one of the Chiller conventions a few yrs back & WOW, he is like one of the nicest dudes. we got his niece to take a pic of Kier in the middle with Carl & laying the bread on each side oh him. hahahha...BEST sandwich ever. AND... i got to tell him how sexy he & that other boy (Art Hindle--the one in the full length fur) are in Black Christmas. so glad that i did too, cause he seemed to LOVE hearing it. Oh & i straightened him out with my theories on whose voices were "actually" used in the (black xmas) telephone calls. HAHAHAHHA he got this glint in his eye & really cracked up, said he couldn't remember...but, his being SO tickled totally told on him..hahahhahah!!! sucha sweet man, asked us so many questions, it was so comfy talking to him. sucha fun & good day!! : )

P.S...why the heck didn't Dave & that other dude just cover their lips when they were making their big plans concerning Hal...HAHAHHHAA...silly boys!!

girl6 said...

oopss!!...i think it was less 4?...ahhh well.

Autumnleaf said...

Umm...maybe they didn't know Hal could lip-read? Anyways, Juno is happily orbiting Jupiter. Should be more of something wonderful. Can't wait!

girl6 said...

HAHAHHAHA..Yes!!!. they were very sloppy in the handling of Hal's demise. Hal had his moments tho. man, i love Love LOVE that scene when Dave is SO angry with Hal & storms back onto the ship to take care of business & Hal pleads for his existence to not be terminated & SO HARD too, he pleads like a champ!!! oh my god & then when, Hal starts to sing that Daisy tune, i actually tear up a little bit for Hal.

Juno is orbitibg Jupiter because John Carpenter is playing at the Keswick, Saturday night. that's how HAPPY she is!!!. : ) : ) : )