Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020

Satellite Zone

All About Satellites In The Zone

Jupiter Is a Jerk… and Also Our Friend

2 min read

The largest planet in our solar system is no stranger to throwing its weight around, both to our benefit and detriment here on Earth.

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Sources:
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/jupiter/overview/
https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/51/6/6.16/216768
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/how-historic-jupiter-comet-impact-led-to-planetary-defense
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/comets/p-shoemaker-levy-9/in-depth/
https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/overview
https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/faq
https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/stats/totals.html

https://www.space.com/33527-how-fast-is-earth-moving.html
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Today in science: Comet Hale-Bopp


https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jupiter-destroyer-of-worlds-may-have-paved-the-way-for-earth/
https://www.space.com/37135-comets-life-building-blocks-earth-rosetta.html

Has Anyone Found a Lost Comet?!


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Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_System_Objects_in_Scale.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/multimedia/largest/SL9_scars.jpg.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comet-Hale-Bopp-29-03-1997_hires_adj.jpg

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