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Jupiter is flinging asteroids at Earth 'like a sniper', top scientist warns
Fox News ^ | Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Charlotte Edwards | The Sun

Posted on 01/11/2020 10:42:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv

The popular Jupiter Shield theory proposes that the planet acts like a giant space shield due to its huge mass causing it to suck in or deflect dangerous debris.

However, this shield theory is slowly falling out of favor and one of the leading critics is space expert Kevin Grazier. [Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D.]

He's published several papers explaining why he thinks Jupiter is a "sniper rather than a shield".

Recently, he's been aiming to prove how this 'sniper-like' process works.

Grazier's extensive work could put the Jupiter Shield theory in jeopardy.

He told Gizmodo: "Actually, I wouldn't say that it's in jeopardy -- I would say that it has been laid to rest.

"Our simulations show that Jupiter is just as likely to send comets at Earth as deflect them away, and we've seen that in the real solar system."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: asteroid; asteroids; astronomy; catastrophism; jupiter; kevingrazier; kevinrgrazier; michigan; science; sterlingheights
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The image shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot and storms in the gas giant's southern hemisphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill)

The image shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot and storms in the gas giant's southern hemisphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill)

1 posted on 01/11/2020 10:42:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; Abathar; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AnalogReigns; AndrewC; aragorn; ...
The writing has definitely been tarded down. Thanks BenLurkin.



2 posted on 01/11/2020 10:44:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Horrors - well the only way to solve this must be Totalitarian World Government.

The Delusional Lying Left will figure out some convoluted way to make this another excuse for their nightmare dream of One World Totalitarian Government.


3 posted on 01/11/2020 10:45:47 AM PST by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: SunkenCiv

There’s a brain bug on Europa.


4 posted on 01/11/2020 10:46:51 AM PST by Jim Noble (There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know)
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To: SunkenCiv

Tax the hell out of Americans, that will solve it


5 posted on 01/11/2020 10:46:54 AM PST by Bob434
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To: SunkenCiv

1. Invent a new danger
2. Tell people they need to be terrified
3. Profit!


6 posted on 01/11/2020 10:46:56 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democrats only believe in democracy when they win the election.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Asteroids from Jupiter I’m not worried about. Now if we were having Assteroids flung at us from say, Uranus, I’d worry.


7 posted on 01/11/2020 10:47:37 AM PST by EvilCapitalist (If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv

Climate Change and/or Trump’s Fault.


8 posted on 01/11/2020 10:48:38 AM PST by The Pack Knight
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To: SunkenCiv
Would you like to know more?


9 posted on 01/11/2020 10:48:44 AM PST by Jim Noble (There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know)
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To: SunkenCiv

Time to blow Jupiter out of the sky. /sarc


10 posted on 01/11/2020 10:49:53 AM PST by Revel
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s not just a matter of deflecting though. Jupiter absorbs stray stuff.


11 posted on 01/11/2020 10:49:56 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: SunkenCiv

This is an act of war. Will Pelosi step up and approve a retaliatory strike on the Jovians?


12 posted on 01/11/2020 10:50:18 AM PST by BipolarBob (DNC: The party of pernicious knids, wangdoodles and hornswogglers.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ve said that for years. An asteroid or comet passing Jupiter has a chance to fling the projectile away from earth or towards earth. So many possibilities. The possibilities are unlimited actually.

A big rock coming into the solar system on the opposite side of the solar system from Jupiter means the Jovian mass has much less if any effect


13 posted on 01/11/2020 10:51:43 AM PST by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Clearly, we need more Jupiter control to end Jupiter violence.


14 posted on 01/11/2020 10:51:50 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: SunkenCiv

Is this the same ‘scientist’ who said the glaciers would be melted by 2020?


15 posted on 01/11/2020 10:52:36 AM PST by GOPJ (Glacier National Park removes signs warning glaciers will be gone by 2020 (ten year old sign))
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To: SunkenCiv

“Warns”

Okay. What am I supposed to do?

Duck?
Shelter in place?
Reduce carbon emissions?


16 posted on 01/11/2020 10:52:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m sure it’s like any vacuum cleaner. Once the bag is full, it needs to be emptied.


17 posted on 01/11/2020 10:54:22 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Jupiter is a sovereign planet and the USA must recognize it’s unique contributions to our solar sustem.

Accept your galactic beatdown. < /s >


18 posted on 01/11/2020 10:54:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Decade of decision for America)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is this the same ‘scientist’ who said the glaciers would be melted by 2020?

Or the one who said we’d be out of oil by the 1990’s?

Or the idiot who said our population would be so large by 2000 that we’d be starving to death?

Or the one who said killer bees from Africa would kill off our bees making crops requiring pollination to cease to exist?


19 posted on 01/11/2020 10:55:17 AM PST by GOPJ (Glacier National Park removes signs warning glaciers will be gone by 2020 (ten year old sign))
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To: EvilCapitalist

20 posted on 01/11/2020 10:55:45 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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