Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jupiter South Equatorial Belt (SEB) Revival?

Hey Space Placers!

Modern telescopes, including those used by amateur astronomers, have shown Jupiter to have 2 main equatorial belts, north and south. These belts are situated within the seething atmosphere of Jupiter and have been seen for centuries. There has also been times when one of them would fade away and disappear. The SEB did just this a few months ago and I must say it was strange to look at a singular belted Jupiter.

Observations by amateur and professional astronomers in the past few days have now found evidence for a possible revival of the SEB. With space and ground based telescopes this predicted revival will truly enhance our knowledge and understanding of the king of the planets.

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If you have a telescope make sure you tune in for a "good ol' SEB revival" at the eyepiece.

Sky Guy in VA

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