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Unlike Leopards, Jupiter Finds a Way to Change Its Spots
« on: April 27, 2004, 09:31:25 PM »
news about Jupiter's storms and how they will change.
I love this comment:

" Even with all the changes, Jupiter will still be recognizable at first glance.

"It's still going to look like a round striped planet," Dr. Marcus said.  " :lol:
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Re: Unlike Leopards, Jupiter Finds a Way to Change Its Spots
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 09:37:51 PM »
I'd be dismayed if anybody managed to confuse the colossal ginger white moggy looking planet for any other :lol:
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Re: Unlike Leopards, Jupiter Finds a Way to Change Its Spots
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2004, 10:18:36 PM »
Hum,
>>"Jupiter will still be recognisable at first glance"

i suppose once you`ve seen one gas giant, (and fuel scooped them) you`ve seen them all...(Well, that`s how it seemed in frontier elite).


[Hum, a 70 year climatic cycle... using M = a3 / P2

where:
M is the mass of the primary body, in units of the solar mass.
a is the length of the semi-major axis of the elliptical orbit in units of the mean Earth-Sun distance, 1 A.U. (astronomical unit). (BTW If the orbit is circular the semi-major axis = radius of the orbit.)
P is the period if the orbit in Earth years.

i work the length of the year to be :    11.86 Earth years
(the solar cycle happens to be about 11 years as well)
But there doesn`t seem to be a straightforward `solar` influence there...(ie 6 x 12 =72?)
Perhaps we are seeing the fluid dynamics of Jupiter's atmospheres and some sort of `chaos theory`...that has a `resonance` or `attractor` around 70 earth years...


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Re: Unlike Leopards, Jupiter Finds a Way to Change Its Spots
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2004, 11:25:04 PM »
What avatar? ;-)
 

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Re: Unlike Leopards, Jupiter Finds a Way to Change Its Spots
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2004, 11:26:27 PM »
@blobrana,

Nice work. all your space posts are well informed. Astronomy major? Makes me want to move out of the city and pick up a nice Meade 10" Scope. I want to be in your fan club!

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Re: Unlike Leopards, Jupiter Finds a Way to Change Its Spots
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2004, 11:48:46 PM »
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that_punk_guy wrote:
What avatar? ;-)
hey, TPG, i can see your SPOT! :lol:
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