From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, C.I.T.
July 20, 2009
Scientists have found evidence that another object has bombarded Jupiter, exactly 15 years after the first impacts by the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
Following up on a tip by an amateur astronomer, Anthony Wesley of Australia, that a new dark "scar" had suddenly appeared on Jupiter, this morning between 3 and 9 a.m. PDT (6 a.m. and noon EDT) scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, gathered evidence indicating an impact.
New infrared images show the likely impact point was near the south polar region, with a visibly dark "scar" and bright upwelling particles in the upper atmosphere detected in near-infrared wavelengths, and a warming of the upper troposphere with possible extra emission from ammonia gas detected at mid-infrared wavelengths.
"We were extremely lucky to be seeing Jupiter at exactly the right time, the right hour, the right side of Jupiter to witness the event. We couldn't have planned it better," said Glenn Orton, a scientist at JPL.
"We couldn't have planned it better" ???
Jupiter, THE largest planet in our Solar System was hit by something. That something could have been a comet or an asteroid. Whatever it was it was something very, very big.
The monster planet was also hit exactly fifteen years after the famous Shoemaker-Levy comet plowed into Jupiter while Earth watched with fascination.
But the interesting statement by scientist Glenn Orton is what caught my eye; "We couldn't have planned it any better."
Well, you could have, actually.
You could have been tracking the object that smashed into the biggest plant in the neighborhood.
The impact area on the planet appears to be about size of the Earth. Something that big that hits another planet in our Solar system and makes a sizable impression on an Earth kind of scale should have been spotted and tracked with current sophisticated equipment. But it wasn't and we were all taken by surprised after the event already occurred.
Such it will be when Jesus returns.
"For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be." Matt 24:27
Are you ready?
He is coming back.
"This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed." 1 Thess 2:5-10
You never know when a comet....a meteor....an asteroid....a tower may fall on you.
"I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3-5
The Bible is clear.
You must repent of your sins and place your trust and faith in Christ to save you from God's wrath on the Day of wrath.
What is stopping you from doing this today?
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