So the giant ball of super-heated gas at the center of our solar system is able to cause a “sunburn” on Jupiter, a planet roughly 500,000,000 miles away? Amazing:
More from Science Daily:
The ruddy color of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is likely a product of simple chemicals being broken apart by sunlight in the planet’s upper atmosphere, according to a new analysis of data from NASA’s Cassini mission. The results contradict the other leading theory for the origin of the spot’s striking color — that the reddish chemicals come from beneath Jupiter’s clouds.
Now the U.S. government has long held that although “variations in the sun’s energy reaching Earth” can contribute to the warming of the planet, the global warming they say is occurring “cannot be explained by natural causes alone.”
As the Earth is five times closer to the sun than Jupiter, is it that crazy to believe that the sun might have a larger impact on Earth’s climate than scientists are modeling?
We’re just asking questions.