Post by The Starmaker Post by The Starmaker
i'll explain to you what is
Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and why it's red.
All planets surface is the color red. Earth is the only planet with a
blue surface color.
Post by The Starmaker
Jupiter is simply making another red planet.
giving birth to a planet...
OMG, I think I knew where he got this. Remember the original
COSMOS, when Sagan was spending a few minutes eviscerating
Velikovsky? Who envisioned Venus having been ejected from
Jupiter and somehow assuming a nearly circular orbit in its
Sagan walked up to a gigantic model of Jupiter, opened up the Red
Spot (it was on a hinge) and pulled out a model of Venus and
walked away with it.
Starmaker is just deranged enough to have mistaken this
demonstration of what never happened for a prophecy of what's
about to happen.
As for the colors of planets (as seen through atmosphrere from
Earth, mind you), there used to be a saying among classic (I mean
Greco-Roman times), that three astronomical objects shone red:
Sirius, Mars, and Jupiter (but not as red) Sirius is certainly
not red today, and current astrophysics has no explanation for a
star turning from bright red to bright blue-white. If ever I
meet an astrophysicist, I'll ask him/her, "What's your
hypothesis," and if the answer is "I haven't got one," I'll take
that as an honest answer.
Dorothy J. Heydt
djheydt at gmail dot com