APOD: Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter (2020 Jan 06)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Re: APOD: Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter (2020 Jan 06)

Post by nam888id » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:51 pm

Things I would like to see with a picture like this:

1: Description of the algorithm used for coloring the picture and perhaps also an uncolored picture.

2. An overlay with wind direction and speed. And related to that some sense of depth. My sense is they are kind of like looking at a hurricane from above and the depths and heights are substantial.

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Re: APOD: Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter (2020 Jan 06)

Post by neufer » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:28 pm

dlw wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:41 pm

Jupiter's rabbit. (Well, probably just my imagination.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010:_Odyssey_Two\ wrote:


<<The Leonov crew flees Jupiter as a mysterious white spot appears on Jupiter and begins to grow. HAL's telescope observations reveal that the "Great White Spot" is, in fact, a vast population of rabbits, increasing at an exponential rate, which appear to be eating the planet. By acting as self-replicating Leporidae, these rabbits increase Jupiter's density until the planet achieves nuclear fusion, becoming a small star. This obliterates the primitive vegetable life forms inhabiting the Jovian atmosphere, which the rabbits' controllers had deemed highly unlikely to ever achieve intelligence, unlike the aquatic life of Europa.>>
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Re: APOD: Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter (2020 Jan 06)

Post by ta152h0 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:28 am

Those mechanical astronauts are the way to explore far away worlds! Putting a woman on the moon by 2024 is quite bold. Too many things have to work perfectly at once.
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Re: APOD: Tumultuous Clouds of Jupiter (2020 Jan 06)

Post by TheZuke! » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:45 pm

dlw wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Jupiter's rabbit. (Well, probably just my imagination.)
"It's just a bleedin' lil' bunny!"

- Monty Pythons "Holy Grail" upon seeing the Rabbit of Caerbannog
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_of_Caerbannog