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  • Venus and Jupiter Will Both Be Visible in a Rare Pairing This Weekend. Here's How to See It.

    11/19/2019 10:07:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | November 19, 2019 | Jamie Carter
    When is the best time to see Venus and Jupiter? Look for these planets on November 24 about 45 minutes after sunset, when twilight has set in and the sky is dark enough for Venus and Jupiter to dominate. Sunset is at 4:33 p.m. in New York, and it’s at 4:45 p.m. in Los Angeles, but you should check the exact time of sunset for your location. Where can you see Venus and Jupiter? Look to the southwest to see this special celestial show. You’ll find the planets about 7° above the horizon, so it might be wise to get...
  • NASA's Lucy mission to study the Trojan asteroids clears critical milestone

    10/22/2019 6:16:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    | Fox News ^ | 10/21/2019 | Christopher Carbone
    Lucy team members presented the completed mission design, showing that they have met all the technical challenges of the mission and were ready to start building the actual hardware. At Lockheed Martin in Colorado over the course of four days, an independent review board, comprised of reviewers from NASA and several external organizations, heard all about the mission design. The Trojan asteroids orbit the Sun at a distance of Jupiter. The mission is set to launch in October 2021; with boosts from Earth's gravity, the spacecraft is expected to complete a 12-year journey to seven different asteroids.
  • Why Egyptians (and the rest of the ancient world) worshiped Saturn

    The universality of Saturn worship 6000 years ago. NASA image: Israelites appear to have been the first people to figure out that humans should not be worshiping dwarf stars (Jupiter, Saturn...). And if worshiping dwarf stars and former dwarf stars was a problem 6000 years ago, it is more of a problem now. Troy McLachlan's book describes the connection between ancient Satanic ritual, drug dealing, central banking, and modern Satanic ritual (Jeffrey Epstein and the Hildabeast). The Saturn Death Cult
  • [NASA orbiter] Juno Spots 'Wave Trains' in Jovian [Jupiter] Atmosphere

    11/08/2018 8:18:23 AM PST · by ETL · 12 replies ^ | Nov 6, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    NASA’s Juno orbiter has detected ‘wave trains’ — massive structures of moving air that appear like waves — in the atmosphere of Jupiter Wave trains are towering atmospheric structures that trail one after the other as they roam Jupiter.They were first detected by NASA’s Voyager missions during their flybys of the giant planet in 1979.“Juno’s imager called the JunoCam has counted more distinct wave trains than any other spacecraft mission since Voyager,” said Juno team member Dr. Glenn Orton, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.“The trains, which consist of as few as two waves and as many as several dozen, can...
  • Stony meteorites reveal the timing of Jupiter’s migration

    12/14/2016 7:57:55 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Astronomy Magazine ^ | 13 Dec, 2016 | K.N. Smith
    Home/News/Stony meteorites reveal the timing of Jupiter’s migration 941 Stony meteorites reveal the timing of Jupiter’s migration The gas giant caused iron-vaporizing collisions in the asteroid belt 5 million years ago. By K.N. Smith | Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 JUPITER_proccessed_image An artist's rendering of Jupiter WikiMedia Commons/ Ukstillalive The youngest stony meteorites in the solar system may reveal when Jupiter migrated through the asteroid belt. These meteors contain grains of metal that can only be the remnant of high-velocity collisions driven by Jupiter’s gravitational influence. New evidence comes from a rare group of meteorites called CB chondrites. Formed around...
  • Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts

    08/23/2019 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | University of California - Berkeley | University of California - Berkeley
    Radio, IR and optical observations show evolution of plumes and their impact on belts and zones Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter's atmosphere are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances in their flow and even changing their color. Thanks to coordinated observations of the planet in January 2017 by six ground-based optical and radio telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a University of California, Berkeley, astronomer and her colleagues have been able to track the effects of these storms -- visible as bright plumes above the planet's ammonia ice clouds -- on the belts in which...
  • Baby Jupiter was likely slammed by planet 4.5 billion years ago

    08/15/2019 11:34:57 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 2019 | Mike Wehner
    Scans from NASA’s Juno spacecraft have hinted that Jupiter’s core isn’t exactly what scientists once thought it was. The core isn’t as dense as researchers suspected, but determining why that is has proven to be a challenge. “This is puzzling,” Andrea Isella, co-author of a new study published in Nature, said in a statement. “It suggests that something happened that stirred up the core and that’s where the giant impact comes into play.”
  • Something Big Just Slammed Into Jupiter

    08/09/2019 11:56:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 08/09/2019 | George Dvorsky
    An amateur astronomer in Texas captured a rare sight earlier this week when an apparent meteor slammed into Jupiter’s thick upper atmosphere. On Wednesday, amateur astronomer Ethan Chappel was on the lookout for Perseid meteors, reports ScienceAlert. But his telescope was trained on Jupiter with the camera running. Later, after feeding the data into a software program designed to detect impact flashes, Chappel was alerted to the event. Looking at the footage, Chappel saw a brief but discernible flash along the western portion of Jupiter’s Southern Equatorial Belt, or SEB. Later that day, Chappel announced his discovery in a tweet:...
  • Astronomers see 'warm' glow of Uranus's rings

    06/20/2019 8:55:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies ^ | 06/20/2019 | by Robert Sanders
    The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes—they weren't even discovered until 1977—but they're surprisingly bright in new heat images of the planet taken by two large telescopes in the high deserts of Chile. The thermal glow gives astronomers another window onto the rings, which have been seen only because they reflect a little light in the visible, or optical, range and in the near-infrared. The new images taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT) allowed the team for the first time to measure the temperature of the rings:...
  • The sun follows the rhythm of the planets

    06/05/2019 4:54:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 95 replies ^ | May 30, 2019 | "Staff writers"
    One of the big questions in solar physics is why the Sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years. Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), an independent German research institute, now present new findings, indicating that the tidal forces of Venus, Earth and Jupiter influence the solar magnetic field, thus governing the solar cycle.
  • Jupiter will get so close to Earth this month its largest moons will be visible with binoculars

    06/05/2019 7:25:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    cbs ^ | June 5, 2019 / | Danielle Garrand
    NASA has a message for space lovers this month: Look up. The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, will be clearly visible June 10 — and to see its biggest moons you'll only need to grab a pair of binoculars. NASA said the gas giant is at its "biggest and brightest this month" and will be visible all night. The planet will reach opposition, the annual occurrence when the Jupiter, Earth and the Sun are arranged in a straight line, with Earth in the center. So, mark your calendars for Monday, as it will be the best time of...
  • Seventh planet has a blue ring

    04/08/2006 4:03:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 844+ views
    BBC ^ | April 7, 2006 | Helen Briggs
    Astronomers have discovered that the planet Uranus has a blue ring - only the second found in the Solar System. Like the blue ring of Saturn, it probably owes its existence to an accompanying small moon. Scientists suspect subtle forces acting on dust in the rings allow smaller particles to persist while larger ones are recaptured by the moon. Smaller particles reflect blue light, giving the ring its distinctive colour, the US team reports in Science. All other rings - those around Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - are made up of both large and small particles, making the...
  • Massage Parlor Customer Sues Cops Over Setting Up Video That Allegedly Caught Robert Kraft

    04/17/2019 9:30:47 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 16 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | April 15, 2019 | Law and Crime
    A law enforcement operation that famously resulted in criminal charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for alleged solicitation of prostitution included the use of video that prosecutors say caught Kraft in the act. What it also allegedly captured, was an innocent man in a state of undress, and that man is now suing the Jupiter Police and the Palm Beach County State Attorney for violation of his civil rights.
  • Jupiter's atmosphere heats up under solar wind

    04/09/2019 2:05:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Auroras at Earth's poles (known as the aurora borealis at the North Pole and aurora australis at the South Pole) occur when the energetic particles blown out from the sun (the solar wind) interact with and heat up the gases in the upper atmosphere. The same thing happens at Jupiter, but the new observations show the heating goes two or three times deeper down into its atmosphere than on Earth, into the lower level of Jupiter's upper atmosphere, or stratosphere. Understanding how the sun's constant outpouring of solar wind interacts with planetary environments is key to better understanding the very...
  • Jupiter Used to Be Four Times Farther from the Sun, Study Claims

    03/26/2019 9:33:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Populat Mechanics ^ | Mar 25, 2019 | By Avery Thompson
    …[S]ientists have discovered enough planets around other stars to offer a clearer picture of the average solar system, and to reveal the ways in which our own solar system is really weird. For instance, most systems have gas giant planets, but those "hot Jupiters" tend to orbit very close to their host stars. That makes our solar system an outlier. All our system’s gas giants orbit in the outer solar system, while the inner region is reserved for rocky planets like our own. But according to a new simulation, our home system is even weirder than we thought. One of...
  • Billionaire John W. Childs Charged With Involvement In Florida Prostitution

    02/23/2019 5:24:13 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 116 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 23, 2019 | Amanda Woods
    Finance titan John Havens, Citigroup Inc.’s former president and chief operating officer, was also charged in connection with the sting, cops said. “We are working in conjunction with numerous jurisdictions and local agencies to try to arrest all subjects we have active charges on,” Vero Beach Police Public information Officer Bradley Kmetz told Bloomberg. “We encourage people who have active arrest warrants to turn themselves in,” he said.
  • Report: Robert Kraft is not the biggest name involved in prostitution case

    02/22/2019 1:35:21 PM PST · by cornfedcowboy · 210 replies
    Pro Football Talk-NBC Sports ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Michael David Smith
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been named as one of those involved in a prostitution sting in Florida, but he’s far from the only one involved, and he may not be the most famous person involved. Adam Schefter said on ESPN that Kraft isn’t the most famous person — there’s someone else whose name hasn’t surfaced yet who’s better known than Kraft. “I’m also told that Robert Kraft is not the biggest name involved down there in South Florida,” Schefter said. There’s no word on who the biggest name is, and it’s unclear why the authorities in Florida would name...

    02/22/2019 9:02:47 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 160 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 22, 2019
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a wanted man -- cops say they've issued a warrant for his arrest as part of a recent prostitution, human trafficking sting operation in Jupiter, Florida. Cops say 77-year-old Kraft will be charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution. Officials say Kraft is accused of soliciting a prostitute on at least 2 separate occasions roughly "a month ago." Cops say they have obtained evidence from body cam video and surveillance that has been conducted over the last several months. Officials say Kraft was driven to the spa by a chauffeur. The average cost...
  • NY Socialist Democratic candidate Julia Salazar...was accused of affair wit hKeith Hernandez...

    09/14/2018 11:24:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies ^ | 9-6-18 | Ben Ashford
    New York Socialist Democratic candidate Julia Salazar, 27, who 'faked her Jewish immigrant biography' was accused of affair with Mets star Keith Hernandez, 64, and arrested over claim of stealing from his wife New York Democratic Senate hopeful Julia Salazar sued Mets legend Keith Hernandez's ex-wife Kai Hernandez for defamation in 2013 •Court documents seen by say that Kai accused Salazar, 27, of having an affair with the baseball player in the midst of the couple's divorce •Hernandez, who is the voice of the Mets and known for his Seinfeld guest appearances, denies an affair in statement to
  • A Diamond the Size of Earth - is this Jupiter's core?

    12/28/2018 10:47:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | 12/28/2018 - Undated | Staff
    In his book "2061 - Odyssey Three" (the third of his Space Odyssey series), Arthur C. Clarke put forward the intriguing proposal that the core of the planet Jupiter was, in fact, a diamond the size of Earth. Now Clarke, even though a science fiction author of some repute, had a science background and always tried to bring rigorous scientific accuracy to his stories. So, could his proposition be possible? The somewhat predictable answer is - we don't know. But we can analyse the possibility within known scientific parametres, to see if it is, at least, possible. For diamond to...