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Comment by Stephen on July 11, 2017 at 7:49pm

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter’s south pole.Credits: NASA/JPL-CaltechFull image and caption

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter’s south pole.Credits: NASA/JPL-CaltechFull image and caption

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

                   

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit above Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.Credits: NASA/JPL-CaltechFull image and caption
Measuring in at 10,159 miles (16,350 kilometers) in width (as of April 3, 2017) Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Christopher GoFull image and caption

June 30, 2017
Comment by Stephen on July 11, 2017 at 11:26am

BEAUTIFUL

Comment by Stephen on July 10, 2017 at 2:22pm
Jupiter-sized Sunspot a Flare Threat - Biggest Sunspot of 2017 Facing Earth

Sunspot AR2665 has grown into a behemoth almost as wide as the planet Jupiter. Stretching more than 125,000 km from end to end and containing dozens of dark cores, the active region is an now easy target for backyard solar telescopes. http://spaceweathergallery.com/

This is the biggest sunspot of 2017 so far.
http://www.spaceweather.com/

Large sunspot 2665 continues to evolve in the southeast quadrant and has produced a number of minor C-Flares and one low level M-Flare so far. The active region has a beta-gamma magnetic configuration and could produce additional moderate M-Flares during the next 24 hours. An eruptive flare at this point could be Earth directed as the rotation now has the sunspot almost directly facing our planet.
http://www.solarham.net/

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Comment by Doone on July 10, 2017 at 11:22am
Comment by Doone on July 5, 2017 at 10:40am

The Universe itself may be unnatural If we're finely tuned, what does that mean?

Comment by Doone on July 5, 2017 at 10:40am

The Universe itself may be unnatural If we're finely tuned, what does that mean?

Comment by Mrs.B on July 1, 2017 at 5:37pm

Unless of course it was aimed for Washington DC, at a certain white house, with the resident at home............

Comment by Stephen on July 1, 2017 at 5:33pm

Especially if they found one heading this way. YIKES 

Comment by Mrs.B on July 1, 2017 at 5:03pm

That would be a major development!

Comment by Stephen on July 1, 2017 at 2:14pm

NASA’S First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase


The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense -- the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) -- is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase, following NASA’s approval on June 23.

“DART would be NASA’s first mission to demonstrate what’s known as the kinetic impactor technique -- striking the asteroid to shift its orbit -- to defend against a potential future asteroid impact,” said Lindley Johnson, planetary defense officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This approval step advances the project toward an historic test with a non-threatening small asteroid.”

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-s-first-asteroid-deflection-missi...


 
 
 

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