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Illuminated Universe: A New Take on a Comet’s Impact

Post by bystander » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:53 pm

A New Take on a Comet’s Impact for Hubble’s 30th
Illuminated Universe | Judy Schmidt | 2020 Jun 18

Judy Schmidt is an amateur astronomer and tireless image processor of the Hubble archive. This post details her recent work on the impact of Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter for the BBC/Discovery Science Channel’s documentary Hubble: Thirty Years of Discovery.
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Post by geckzilla » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:26 am

That was a fun project. I couldn't look at Jupiter for at least a month after, though.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Illuminated Universe: A New Take on a Comet’s Impact

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geckzilla wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:26 am
That was a fun project. I couldn't look at Jupiter for at least a month after, though.
I can't imagine. Seem to be a huge project. I was amazed when this showed up in my fb news feed from the HubbleSite page. "Hey, I know her." So, of course, I had to go read about it, and share.
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Post by geckzilla » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:25 pm

I was pretty surprised, myself. I'm used to being ignored by them.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Illuminated Universe: A New Take on a Comet’s Impact

Post by neufer » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:05 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:26 am

That was a fun project.

I couldn't look at Jupiter for at least a month after, though.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Panoptes wrote:
<<Hera [i.e., David Briggs]'s defining task for Argus Panoptes [i.e., "all-seeing" geckzilla] was to guard the white heifer Io from Jupiter, who was attracted to her, keeping her chained to the sacred olive tree :tree: at the Argive Heraion. [Briggs] charged [geckzilla] to "Tether this cow safely to an olive-tree at Nemea". To free Io, Jupiter had Argus slain by Mercury. Disguised as a shepherd, Mercury first put all of [geckzilla]'s 100 eyes asleep with spoken charms, then slew her by hitting her with a stone. The sacrifice of [geckzilla] liberated Io and allowed her to wander the earth, although tormented by a gadfly [i.e., Shoemaker-Levy 9] sent by [Briggs], until she reached the Ionian Sea from where she swam to Egypt and gave birth to a love child of Jupiter. According to Ovid, to commemorate his faithful watchman, [Briggs] had the hundred eyes of [geckzilla] preserved forever, in a peacock's tail.>>
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Post by geckzilla » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 pm

you're weird, Art.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:57 pm

geckzilla wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 pm
you're weird, Art.
Beat me to it.

(And very nice work on the impact project. And a great explanation of the methodology you used.)
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Post by Ann » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:49 pm

I'm so impressed, Geck.

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Re: Illuminated Universe: A New Take on a Comet’s Impact

Post by neufer » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:08 am

geckzilla wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 pm

you're weird, Art.
I beg your pardon.
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