by Michael Fairchild

June 3, 2010: Impact On Jupiter - AGAIN!
If It Weren't for AMATEUR Astonomers, We'd NEVER KNOW
MSM Websites Rush To Lie:
"Our Friendly Jovian Neighbor PROTECTING Earth from Hits"

The June 3, 2010 Impact - Caught On Film

"Jupiter gives us a taste of Armageddon Last year, in July 2009, something smacked Jupiter. Hard. A new paper just published indicates that it was an asteroid that hit Jupiter. And here's a funny thing: this impact occurred 15 years to the week after the [1994] Shoemaker/Levey9 comet onslaught." - discovermagazine.com - June 3, 2010


"Here's a funnier co-incidence: on the same day as you post this, we discover ANOTHER Jovian impact." - Messier Tidy Upper - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

"Something hit Jupiter - again! Yet another cosmic impact left a mark on the giant planet today. And this time, it was caught on video. Amateur observers of Jupiter both saw the flash of impact at 20:31 GMT today (4:31 p.m. ET). In Australia, a short video was posted on SpaceWeather.com." - msnbc.com - June 3, 2010

"Jupiter attacked for second time in a year. By an amazing coincidence, Jupiter appears to have been hit by an impactor on Thursday [June 3, 2010], the very day news came out about what may have slammed into it in July 2009. The flash occurred the same day that researchers announced that the object that smacked into the planet in 2009, leaving a dark bruise, was probably an asteroid. Thankfully, sizable impacts on Earth are much rarer than on Jupiter, with the last one to cause major damage on the ground occurring in 1908." - newscientist.com - June 3, 2010

[NOTE: Not true. Several major impacts have struck Earth AFTER the 1908 meteorite explosion in Siberia.]

Underplay It With "Meteor"
When It's Really An ASTEROID

"In an incredible coincidence, a paper was released today about the 2009 impact event on Jupiter. The Jupiter bombardments reveal that the solar system is a rambunctious place, where unpredictable events may occur more frequently than first thought. Jupiter impacts were expected to occur every few hundred to few thousand years. Although there are [telescope] surveys to catalogue asteroids, many small bodies still go unnoticed and show up anytime to wreak havoc." - universetoday.com - June 3, 2010

"The moment Jupiter is hit by mysterious new object AGAIN, NASA reveals the planet's [2009] 'bruise' was caused by rogue asteroid. Bizarrely, the [2009] collision occurred exactly 15 years after the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 [1994] comet plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere. The gap between the 1994 and 2009 was particularly a surprise as Jupiter impacts were only expected to occur every few hundred to few thousand years." - dailymail.co.uk - June 4, 2010

"Jupiter got smacked. Again. In a bizarre case of serendipity, earlier on Thursday Hubble released more information on the original [2009] impact event. The July 2009 'bruise' in the gas giant's atmosphere is now thought to have been caused by an asteroid, and not a comet. These impact events serve as a reminder about Jupiter's fortuitous role in our Solar System. As the gas giant is so massive, its gravitational pull has a huge influence over the outer planets, dwarf planets, comets and asteroids. Acting like an interplanetary 'vacuum cleaner' Jupiter can block potentially disastrous chunks of stuff from taking a dive into the inner Solar System. It is thought that this distant planet has helped Earth become the thriving world it is today, preventing many asteroids and comets from ruining our evolution. Thank you Jupiter!" - csmonitor.com - June 7, 2010

The irrational and absurd myth
that Jupiter protects Earth from asteroids
was proven to be false years ago…

"Jupiter does not protect Earth from comet strikes. In fact, Earth would suffer fewer impacts without the influence of Jupiter's gravity. Jupiter's gravity helps pull comets into the inner solar system, where they have a chance of hitting Earth." - newscientist.com, August 24, 2007

"The presence of a gas giant planet isn't as important as everyone thinks. Jupiter can perturb [asteroids] and nudge them around. That's where we get the near-Earth asteroids from - astrobio.net Nov. 12, 2007

"Asteroids pose the greatest danger of all to Earth and Jupiter's influence is hardly assuring. Jupiter's gravity…can cause them to collide and rebound in the direction of Earth…Comet Lexell…passed close to Jupiter, which diverted it into a new orbit and straight toward Earth. It was as if Jupiter aimed at us and missed…the comet would never have come anywhere near the Earth if Jupiter hadn't thrown it at us in the first place…Jupiter probably does increase our exposure to those comets." - New York Times, July 25, 2009

"The idea that the planet Jupiter acts to shield Earth from asteroids and comets has now been challenged. A new study shows that the presence of Jupiter does not necessarily lead to a lower impact rate for Earth. The results show that the presence of a Jupiter-like planet in the Solar System does not necessarily lead to a lower impact rate at the Earth…The idea that a Jupiter-like planet plays an important role in lessening the impact risk on potentially habitable planets is a common belief but there has only really been one study done on this in the past." - astrobio.net Aug. 29, 2007

"This idea is based on a 1994 study that looked at comets originating from outside our Solar System. It is a commonly held belief that Jupiter shields Earth from comets or asteroids that might otherwise hit us [but] its large mass also redirects bodies towards the Earth." - BBC August 28, 2007

"The [new 2007] study shows that if there is no giant planet present, the [rocks] will not be diverted onto Earth-crossing orbits, so the impact rate at the Earth is low, [but] when the mass of Jupiter was between these two extremes, the Earth suffered an increased number of impacts." - astrobio.net Aug. 29, 2007

"From an orbital mechanics viewpoint, the likelihood that Jupiter would be lined-up in EXACTLY the right position to protect the Earth from an arbitrary in-bound comet/asteroid is virtually zero. It's like saying that a barn sitting a mile away from you will protect you from a bullet being shot from any direction at any time. Jupiter is just as likely to gravitationally shift the normal flight path of one of these bodies and send it right into the Earth when it otherwise would have passed by harmlessly." - Joe S., Bellevue, WA - dailymail.co.uk, June 4, 2010

"Not only does Jupiter pull debris in towards the inner solar system, it accelerates that debris as it passes by, thereby creating a greater, more destructive kinetic weapon aimed at the inner solar system." - Amegioa71, space.com, June 9, 2010

"If it could happen to Jupiter it could happen to us." - Arctic Dude - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

"It could happen to us" is the perception that moguls need to deny and discredit so the hood-winked sheeple herd can make-believe we're safe as we unwittingly pay taxes for the getaway escape of an evil elite class that's robbed us. This is how they do it:

MiracleWorkers Turn BAD NEWS into Wine
The Evil Scheme leads these sheeple to believe dreams of the deceived -
fantasy fallacies and fatal delays

Preordained Think Tank Code Words
"One For The Team"
This Little Lie Undermines Continents of Truth
Here's The Sheeple Result:

[The following are real comments posted at the websites indicated. For every one of these insane posts shown below, there are a hundred more similar to it online. Ninety percent of the public has been intentionally mislead to believe an abject fantasy. It's no accident. Everyone has been lied to by H.I.M.M. - subliminally conditioned to disbelieve and dismiss the reality that Earth will soon experience the same fate as Jupiter. Moguls have molded the opinions of these sheeple to such a degree that to even refer to the evidence presented in 2007 will automatically result in your comment post being removed from these websites. As you'll see, the whole herd is now entirely delusional. The record of their psychosis is chronicled below...]



Good old Jupiter taking one for the team as usual, so Earth doesn't have to. - Drunk Vegan, universetoday.com, June 4, 2010

Thank you Jupiter for taking another one for the team. Jupiter is our protector. It is so large that its gravity pulls asteroids towards it. Asteroids that may have come into the inner solar system. - Nev - space.com, June 4, 2010

The ultimate goalie. Thank God for Jupiter! - David - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

Thanks for taking the hit Jupiter. Well played. - Aaron - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

This is why we don't need to worry about meteor impacts on Earth. Jupiter attracts most of them, not to mention the Sun's even greater ability to eat meteors. - gslippy - space.com, June 16, 2010

Add to the mix that we have a giant natural satellite: the Moon, that is very effective in taking a hit for the team. a king size blocker. - JohnS - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Would it be safe to say that Earth is safer to have such a massive planet in our solar system to attract large bodies away from us? - Noah - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

I'm willing to bet that Jupiter has a net benefit for us. - EasyAstronomer - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

I love Jupiter. Its like our big brother that keeps the bullies from beating on us. - David - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

How cute that Jupiter just happens to be around to protect the earth from meteorites and comets! - Sam John - msnbc.com, June 3, 2010

It is cute, just like a big brother should! - Daystar 7 - msnbc.com, June 3, 2010

I wonder if Jupiter and it's atmosphere evolved for Earth, shielding it from incomings or was Jupiter put there on purpose? - Brennen - space.com, June 9, 2010

Jupiter is designed to take asteroid hits. Phenomenally, the earth is protected! Amaa--zing! - John Q news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Aspects of this creation such as gas giants in the outer rings to protect earth from planet killers lends credence to intelligent design. This creation is fearfully and wonderfully made. - David R - news.yahoo.com, June 16

Again, Jupiter, by Heavenly Designs - saved Blue Planet Earth and its living inhabitants from a gigantic, catastrophic Fireball that could alter and shake up planetary harmony. Francis - news.yahoo.com - June 16, 2010

Jupiter is our bodyguard, it's taking the hits for us. - Kim - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Let's hear it for jupiter taking a punch for us! if it weren't for this wonderful gas giant, the inner solar system would be a much more dangerous place. - Dr. Smallberries - discovermagazine.com, June 4, 2010

It is a good thing Jupiter is taking the hits for us! - Armando - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Gives a good indicator of probably how often Jupiter cleans its neighborhood. - Spoodle58 universetoday.com, June 4, 2010

It's good news for us that we have Jupiter acting as a hoover that sweeps up these impacting objects so very efficiently. - Keith, Haywards Heath, dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2010

Still sweeping up. I was thinking about Carol Burnett's maid character, holding a mop and a bucket. That's our Jupiter! - Jeff Wright - discovermagazine.com, June 4, 2010

Be thankful that Jupiter is in an orbit in our system. It's like having a protective magnet to intercept all the junk in the asteroid belt. - Rick W - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

So long as it keeps protecting us. - Kaizaro - msnbc.com, June 3, 2010

We should feel lucky that the gas giant is getting whacked instead of Earth. - Revmrbill - news.yahoo.com, June 3, 2010

It seems that the theory about Jupiter and its huge gravitational effect protecting the inner planets from more bombardments is correct. In many ways, we on Earth are lucky that Jupiter is out there. - CM news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

We're lucky that Jupiter's gravity has such a strong influence. It definitely helps us out and it's not a theory. Most objects don't hit Jupiter since it's gravity will usually just throw objects clear out of the solar system instead. Unnamed "Male" - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Lucky, indeed. Considering that if an object were able to make to earth, we would be totally unprepared to do anything about it. Thanks, Jupiter. - Jim-Oregon, msnbc.com, June 3, 2010

This is Jupiter's job and it is good at it. - Isherwood - space.com, June 16, 2010

When I saw the headline that stated another object hitting Jupiter, my first thought was that my best buddy was out there; he will hit on anything. Trust me, he would! - Mike - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Everyone on Earth should thank the planet Jupiter for its high gravity simply because it attracts all these doomsday space rock that could potentially obliterate our world. Kudos to Jupiter, this Bud's for you!! - Angel V - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

That's what it's there for. - TheFieldmarshal - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Jupiter, with it's strong gravitational tug, is the vacuum cleaner of the solar system, if that wasn't there the inner planets would be much more vulnerable to these types of objects. - Andrew, Inverclyde, Scotland - dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2010

Jupiter is the vacuum cleaner of the inner solar system. Without its gravity pulling objects into itself,we would have been toast a long time ago. - Roger P - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Jupiter is the buffer for earth. It's unique size, orbit and position in the solar system makes it an irresistable magnet for large meteors and asteroids that would otherwise hit our planet. - Jkvas - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

It is still a very active solar system. we should all be thankful for Jupiter - John Pollard - msnbc.com, June 4, 2010

On a Discovery channel special, they said the same thing, Jupiter has saved our butts more then once. River - - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Better Jupiter than earth. This is one Big Brother I like. - Rubikon - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Were it not for Jupiter's bulk that absorbs the meteorites, the earth would have gotten them all. - DeafBurro -news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

Without a gas-giant planet like Jupiter, intelligent life on Earth might never have evolved. Its gravity well serves as a huge vacuum cleaner that sweeps up cosmic debris before it can strike the Earth. Jupiter sucks! (In very good way). - Ribbie149 - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

It's very kind of our big brother Jupiter to suck up all these loose rogue comets / meteors out there. - PaulSnoop - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

Jupiter's still sucking up more objects than it's been sending our way. - Dave Jerrard - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

These posters that think we need more protection from asteroids are not getting the whole picture. JUPITER SUCKS in those objects and cleans out the solar system helping our planet from getting hit. - Paul -news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

Thanks for Your Protection Jupiter! Glad You are There to absorb all of the space debris! - Ryan -news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

Thanks again Jupiter!!! The Solar Systems garbage collector!!! - Karl - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

Thank you, Jupiter. You keep us safe and we love you! - Carolyn - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

Better send a prayer to Jupiter of Thanks, because without that huge planet gobbling up all those rocks we would not be here. - Helmkat - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

Without Jupiter's big vacumm affect there would be no earth as we know !! - Chuck - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

Without jupiter, it would be unlikely for life to exist on earth. jupiter acts as our solar system's cosmic vaccum cleaner, attracting large, rogue objects by its enormous gravitational pull to their doom into the gas giant's interior. Without Jupiter, there would be far more of these objects (asteroids, comets, etc) that would be ping-ponging throughout the planets and eventually reach earth and cause mass extinctions more often than life could handle. Be grateful for Jupiter. - John J - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

It's a good thing that Jupiter is around because if it wasn't many of these large objects could find their way to Earth, thanks big brother. - ArthurPaliden - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

Everyone needs a good big brother protector like Jupiter! Thanks big guy!!! - MenoKnight - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

Thanks Jupiter for playing defender of the solar system! if it wasn't there we might be getting smacked by these interstellar rocks! - Erik Kennes - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

If Jupiter wasn't there to absorb the hits for us. Here's one 'Big Brother' who actually is looking out for us!" Jack, Scottsdale, USA - dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2010

Jupiter has been left with one less small meteoroid for us all to worry about. Far better Jupiter than Earth! - Messier Tidy Upper - discovermagazine.com, June 4, 2010

Thank you Jupiter for taking another hit. - Nicholas H. United States - dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2010

Be thankful Jupiter is there, otherwise, some of that stuff would find it's way to Earth. - Seventyseven Texas foxnews.com, June 5, 2010

I'm glad Jupiter is there to take this bombardment on our behalf. Its big enough to take it easily. Keith, Haywards Heath - dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2010

Jupiter (and the other gas giants) probably saves our "bacon" frequently. Gooooooooo Jupiter! - Karl296 -space.com, June 4, 2010

Impact probabilities for Earth based on a neighboring gas giant that is serving to shelter our planet from debris? Seems to me that Jupiter is decreasing the probability of debris impacting Earth, due to its gravity "vacuuming" objects that otherwise may have impacted our planet. - Torbjorn L - technologyreview.com, May 19, 2010

This is a priori lower impact probability, since giant planets are the ones that rake the coals from the fire. - smithsomia - technologyreview.com, May 19, 2010

This is what Jupiter does to protect the inner planets. We don't have the resources to commit for full time 24/7/365 observation. If we did, we'd see thousands of these events and then people would complain that we were wasting money watching Jupiter do its job. - Max Fubar - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

As far as any danger to Earth; they monitor the huge dinosaur killing NEO's and none found are a threat now. Even if they find something that's going to hit we can't do anything about it. Plans like that take government funding and most people jump up and down screaming whenever such an idea is proposed. Incidently, if something is found that is going to hit us those same idiots will still being jumping up and down but this time they will be screaming and complaining that the government didn't do something about this earlier. - Unnamed "Male" - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

It's a real pity that sensible discussion and debate about serious subjects are derailed by these people wherever you go on the internet. - Chris Combe 7 - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality." - Michael Ellner

It's all about brainwashing the herd through media images and misleading headlines.

"Jupiter probably had a volcanic eruption that would be considered catastrophic on Earth for it to have been seen this far away. Just another 'burp' for our distant cuz." - D.A. Colt, msnbc.com, June 4, 2010

"How can a gas giant without a solid surface have seismic activity or volcanic eruptions?" - Whut?, msnbc.com, June 4, 2010

"Volcanic eruption" is the Denial-of-Choice for those who demand/insist that we have no asteroids to fear, they claim past extinctions on Earth were caused by long-dormant volcanoes. "A scientific study reported in August 2007 demonstrated that Jupiter does NOT protect Earth from impacts, rather, the opposite is true, Jupiter draws rocks INTO the solar system and flings them TOWARDS us. What's curious is how, by a thousand to one margin, consumers have been trained to view impacts on Jupiter as a Jovial friendly reminder of Big Bro protecting us. As soon as these planet impacts are reported we see dozens/hundreds of posts comments repeating this view of wishful thinking error about Jupiter 'protecting' us. These ill-informed posts speak much to the need for denial over the rocks that will surely impact here (so much sooner than consumers will ever admit or believe - that's what today's news really means - our chance of impact is CERTAIN)." - My Post, msnbc.com, June 4, 2010

Public Relations Madision Ave. "Mad Men" have your number - they train your brain like clay molded to opinions of the "rich" - all against your interests and to the benefit of T.H.E.M. (The Heirarchy of Elitist Men), but sugarcoated with calculated flattery to make you take their bait. The crippling horror of being surrounded by 90-something percent imbeciles incapable of the critical thinking needed to see they're being deceived. Mogul controlled evil media has been appropriated to keep the sheep asleep with touchy feely fantasies of safety from the killer asteroids being flung at us from Jupiter. We at First Century Press had to sift through thousands of psychotic online comments to find JUST ONE sane insight for every hundred posts like those shown above.

VID: JH ALBERT HALL "Is anybody out there?"

Example Of What Happens
When We Introduce Truth To Fools

(psssst - a hint...)


The Goebbels-esque Terrorism of Britain's
Daily Mail Brain-Train Rag:

Notice The Lie: "NOT MODERATED"

There I was, innocently posting info of Corrective Truth online
when all of a sudden, out of the black abyss of H.I.M.M....

Yeah, right, thanks for suppressing truth
and substituting lies, Brit twit rag

My Post Was Promptly Censored & Removed
But See How the Lie REMAINS: "Thanks Jupiter for Taking the Hit"
As Promised, in My 2nd Comment Above,
This Evil Limey Rag is Now EXPOSED!

Below is listed the realistic risks that we had to search for long and hard online. Following these reports are a collection of comments from the few remaining brains left to assess evidence on this desolate, condemned planet:

"Jupiter Impact Raises Likelihood of Future Asteroid Strikes - The consensus was that Jupiter had been hit [July 19, 20009] by a comet or asteroid. But the surprise was that it had happened so soon after the Shoemaker-Levy comet strike observed in 1994. The worry was that this strike must have important implications for the likelihood of future impacts. Today, Agustin Sánchez-Lavega, from the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, and pals, publish their analysis of the impact and how it changes the probabilities of future impacts…Astronomers guessed that Jupiter was liable to a strike perhaps as rarely as once in every 350 years. Sánchez-Lavega and co. say that last year's strike significantly changes these numbers. Seeing two strikes in 15 years means that that Jupiter may be liable to be hit as often as once a decade [that's before the June 3, 2010 Jupiter strike makes THREE OBSERVED impacts in 15 years]…

"Jupiter…can also send bodies our way. What Sánchez-Lavega and co. do not address are the implications for the likelihood of Earth impacts, which is strange given the huge importance and public interest in such an event. If last year's impact [July 2009] on Jupiter increased the probability of another strike by an order of magnitude, by how much does it increase the probability of a strike on Earth? The public deserves an answer to this question and the fact that this team are silent on the matter is worrying." - technologyreview.com, May 18, 2010

"The end of the world as we know it. Forget man-made threats - the catalyst for the apocalypse will come from outer space, warns astronomer Chris Impey. Every century or so, a 10-meter meteor slams into the Earth with the force of a small nuclear device. Tunguska was the site of the last, in 1908 [incorrect, here's a list of more since then], and it was pure luck that that meteor landed in the uninhabited wilderness of Siberia. Every few thousand years, Earth can pass through unusually thick parts of the debris trail of comets, turning the familiar light show of a meteor shower into a deadly firestorm. Roughly every 100,000 years, a projectile hundreds of meters across unleashes power equal to the world's nuclear arsenals. The result is devastation over an area the size of England, global tidal waves (if the impact is in the ocean), and enough dust flung into the atmosphere to dim the Sun and kill off vegetation. That could ruin your day.

"Then there's the Big One. About every 100 million years, a rock the size of a small asteroid slams into the Earth, causing global earthquakes, kilometre-high tidal waves, and immediately killing all large land animals. Creatures in the sea soon follow, as trillions of tons of vaporised rock cause drastic cooling and the destruction of the food chain based on photosynthesis. The next one could happen at any time. But you can take it off your worry list - astronomers have it covered. A network of ground-based telescopes scans the skies for bits of rogue rubble larger than a few hundred meters. That's ample time to dust off the nuclear arsenals for an interception mission if we had to. Unfortunately, the Dr. Strangelove approach creates lethal shrapnel traveling in the same direction as the original object; a smarter strategy is to send a spacecraft alongside it and gently 'tug' it with gravity onto a slightly different trajectory." - independent.co.uk - June 14, 2010

[NOTE: "You can take it off your worry list - astronomers have it covered. A network of ground-based telescopes scans the skies for bits of rogue rubble" - This is outright propaganda LIES. A tiny fraction of the sky is observed at any given time, and the rocks zipping around Earth constantly change in numbers and directions. Human resources and technology today are nowhere near capable of comprehensive monitoring. Furthermore, there is NO EXISTING VEHICLE/MISSILE/CRAFT CAPABLE OF TRANSPORTING NUKES INTO SPACE. Even if there were, nuclear bombs LACK FORCE in the vacuum of space. Here is a page of statments about the reality of our totally unprepared state. THIS IS WHAT THESE MOGUL CONTROLLED MEDIA RAGS ARE DEAD SET ON CENSORING AND SUPPRESSING.]

"Giant Meteor Caused Jupiter Fireball, Scientists Say - Though astronomers are still uncertain about the rate of such large meteoroid impacts on the planets in our solar system, it is estimated that the smallest detectable events may happen as frequently as every few weeks. 'It's difficult to even know what the current impact rates are throughout the solar system,' said Amy Simon-Miller of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md." - space.com - June 16, 2010

"Thanks Jupiter for playing defender of the solar system! if it wasn't there we might be getting smacked by these interstellar rocks!" - ET - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

"ET, this is a little silly, no? Either you are trying to get 'Agrees' [on your comment] or you actually believe that a planet is there to look out for us. Come on, try again?" - Eazyreader - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

"I've heard this many times - that Jupiter is a cosmic vacuum cleaner, sucking up bodies that might be heading towards a collision with the Earth. However, wouldn't the flip side of this be true as well? Jupiter might alter the orbit of a comet or an asteroid towards an impact with the Earth." - GA discovermagazine.com, June 3

"Anyone have any idea why we are seeing so many impacts lately?" - Denise - universetoday.com, June 5, 2010

"Coincidence? I don't think so. Must be a chain of a ruptured asteroids, maybe more to come!" - dagas - universetoday.com, June 4, 2010

"One of the causes is the asteroid belt, perturbations caused by Jupiter's gravity. No Jupiter = no asteroids, less pieces to smack into us." - Chas, PE SE - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

"If it's cowardly to think we lack the tech to fight a many-megaton rock zipping through space at tens of thousands of kmph, then I'm a pansy." - MoonShark - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

"Small, relatively cheap automated telescopes and software can go a long ways to helping us discover the dangerous impactors in time for us to do something about them." - Archeroffish - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

"Do we really want to take the chance it might fling something our way before we're ready?" - Bjørnar Tuftin - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

"Why is NASA Not MONITORING THIS STUFF?" - Alfred - news.yahoo.com, June 3, 2010

"The government doesn't have to do everything for everyone. Do you really want to give another billion dollars to NASA to spot meteors crashing into Jupiter when amateurs do this job just fine for free?" - Jim - news.yahoo.com, June 7, 2010

"These collisions are probably happening more often than is generally thought of." - Antonio - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

"Luck won't last forever. Earth is a bull's eye for these wayward asteroids and some will not get pulled in by Jupiters gravity. Our time could come any minute." - Revmrbill - news.yahoo.com, June 3, 2010

"Most of Earth's population could be wiped out if just a small comet struck us! Is the US and other governments monitoring any of these all too possible and very real threats? This is no movie folks! This is ultimate REALITY!" - Al L - news.yahoo.com, June 4, 2010

"Meteor strikes have been observed happening on the Moon and on Jupiter and of course Earth. Has there ever been one seen on Mars or Venus?" - ArthurPaliden - cbc.ca, June 4, 2010

"Happily, on average an impact this large is extremely rare [on Earth], like once every half million years or so. Not only will we see more of these, but they'll be almost exclusively the domain of the amateur astronomer." - discovermagazine.com - June 4, 2010

[NOTE: Rock impacts today ALREADY are "exclusively the domain of the amateur astronomer" - the recent hits we know of have all been reported by AMATEUR astronomer because the U.S. government has ordered a BLACK OUT out on space rock news. For every rock spotted by amateurs there are likely ten that are being covered up by governemnt, because the elite need to keep sheeple asleep and calm while safe havens for the rich are being built (with ripped off public funds/staged economy "meltdowns").]

"I agree that there are many things going on that are being withheld from us. We will never know the complete truth." - Joshua, Orefield, PA - dailymail.co.uk, June 4, 2010

And regarding impacts on Earth being "extremely rare" - we've been fed that perception via rigged statistics, scientists have INTENTIONALLY LEFT OUT impact craters on the ocean floor to minimize reports of the numbers of past disasters. Impact incidents like Peshtigo and the 1871 Chicago fire have been "ethnically cleansed" - re-interpreted by H.I.M.M. as "forest fires" specifically to REDUCE the number of hits counted in their fake calculations.

"A surprise. Jupiter impacts were thought to be quite rare. After the [1994] collision with comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, astronomers didn't expect any other strikes for at least several hundred years. That is why some 500m-wide space rock plunging into the gas giant's atmosphere was rather unexpected, said astronomer Heidi Hammel of the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado. 'This event caught us by surprise,' she said. 'We cannot devote the Hubble space telescope, or other telescopes, to observe Jupiter regularly, it is impossible,' he said." - BBC News - June 4, 2010

"Have these recent observations of Jupiter impactors caused any reassessment of how much space debris is floating around in our solar system?" - Thameron - discovermagazine.com, June 5, 2010

"I think the real question is: if Jupiter is estimated to be impacted every 50 to 250 years and they are finding intervals of less than one year, then how does that translate to changing Earth's estimated impact occurances?!! I hope they are recalculating for Earth now, time is ticking!" - nubsyn - space.com, June 9, 2010

"Astronomers Perplexed by Jupiter Collisions. With this new collision coming less than a year after the July 2009 incident, researchers are rethinking current estimates of the frequency of such planetary impacts on Jupiter. 'Certainly the impact probability statistics seem to need revision, based on these two events within the past 11 months,' Hammel told Space.com. In 1994, the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 broke into more than 20 pieces and pelted the gas giant repeatedly. At the time, astronomers estimated such impacts could occur on Jupiter every 50 to 250 years." - space.com, June 9, 2010

"The 'every 50 to 250 years' is something someone obviously just pulled out of their butt. If you can't be any more precise than that, you really don't know what you're talking about and are just guessing. And 'statistically' means over the 'long term.' An area can get hit by a 500 year flood two years in a row." - Amegioa71 - space.com, June 9, 2010

"Regardless of how often Jupiter gets hit doesn't matter here. The reason is the large gas planets absorb most of these objects to protect us." - rsanchez1 - technologyreview.com, May 18, 2010

"The catalyst for the apocalypse will come from outer space, warns astronomer Chris Impey." - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"Even on the Earth we just know that Tungunska was the last major impact that we had, over 100 years ago. So the scientist only make some predictions based on that." - portugal - space.com, June 9, 2010

[NOTE: Those predictions intentionally omit the major impacts that happened AFTER Tunguska.]


"Jupiter has a target cross section only a hundred times larger than Earth. For things this size to hit Jupiter every decade or so suggests that every couple of thousand years, something like this will hit the Earth too." - Joe S., Bellevue, WA - dailymail.co.uk, June 4, 2010

"We are overdue for a large impact on Earth and at the moment the only people that would be free from the effects would be those on board the International Space Station, and they can't stay up there forever!" - Ken Clark, Wallasey UK - dailymail.co.uk, June 4, 2010

"They will continue life from Earth to Mars. Why do you think they spend billions of dollars on research for Mars when here on Earth we live in debt and terrible times? - don't spend billions to rebuild our economy, spend billions we supposely don't have on Mars??? Makes me think from the Bible, God didn't destroy the Earth for 40 days while Noah and crew were on the ark, destroyed the Earth and restarted, and now man again is doing the same thing, but this time we go to Mars!!" - Twnctyclutch - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

"They try to build their own heavens, they want to be written down in war history, they want to be written down in money history, and those things are nothin’ but jokes, in the next few years they’re gonna all be jokes, and those people are gonna be jokes. Let them go to the Moon, yes, let them go to Mars, they killed so many worlds before, but they will pass sentence upon themselves when the Earth opens up. People were forewarned and left. Few of them went to Mars, eventually tampered with the natural working motion there, soon to be as the cold dead servant Moon." - Jimi

"The impact rate for asteroids and comets is under fierce debate. While everyone talks about Apophis, few mention Comet Schwassmann Wachmann 3, whose debris stream the Earth will intercept in 2022. NASA's estimate that it will turn into dust is based on a sample of ONE: Comet Biela." - Torbjorn_L - technologyreview.com, May 19, 2010

"Mainstream science is the worst of the stubborn when faced with undeniable evidence; they always refuse to consider anything not taught to them previously. Risking an academic career is unthinkable to most scientists." - Rich Moore, Franklin, NC USA - dailymail.co.uk, June 4, 2010

"Maybe instead of spending trillions in going to Mars and bailing out government unions, we could put some of it toward protecting the Earth against a similar collision?" - Steven - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

"Given how often comets and asteroids strike Jupiter, it makes you think that maybe the estimates on how often such objects strike the Earth are also wrong, which makes it even more important to have a plan in place for when these objects come close to Earth. They found one asteroid with our name on it, and still have no plan on how to deal with it. They should put a plan in place, for Apophis at least, to make sure." - UncleAl - technologyreview.com, May 18, 2010

"Goes to show that one day, that could well be us being hit by a huge asteroid. We still know so so very little about astronomy." - Mrs. B Good, Brighton - dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2010

"Now that we are accumulating some actual data, we might be able to make an accurate assessment instead of these stupid 'off-the-cuff' guesstimates 'scientists' love to make at seminars and in front of the media." - Karl296 - space.com, June 4, 2010

"So many objects hitting Jupiter in such a short time (speaking astronomically) makes me wonder if they are all connected to some common event that disturbed the soalr system status quo? If this is not the case, and things hit Jupiter this often on a regular basis, it makes me feel a bit insecure here on Earth. These things are Earth killers." - oldmoal - space.com, June 4, 2010

And the real MURDERERS OF EARTH have retarded the advance of history to keep us unprepared.

"Still alot of @#$% out there. Maybe just a matter of time." - Provider - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

"We may be going through a part of the galactic plain where more asteroid and comet collisions are common. Hopefully the Earth doesn't get struck by one of these rocks." - rlb2 - space.com, June 4, 2010

"If one comes at Earth they won't see it coming either, and we are moving into an asteroid belt now." - Jerry - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010

"Makes u realise how oblivious the previous centuries of generations were to this threat that instantly could have totally wiped em out in a blink of an eye. For instance at the height of ww2 slaughtering each other, then all of a sudden instant annihilation, everything gone. We have been fortunate so far, but its only a matter of time really." - jt83 - space.com, June 16, 2010

"I wonder about the results of some simulations that would allow for those great Jupiter hits. If rocks didn't hit it, and just kept going? Or maybe altered its course due to gravity's tug - such as Near Earth Objects, or worse." - DW_Wright - space.com, June 16, 2010

"Too bad it missed Earth." - Cindy - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010


"I'm not sure I would even want to know if an asteroid was heading to Earth that could wipe out all life, or a good chunk of it. What would be the point of us knowing? I'd rather be blissfully ignorant, and be vaporized in an instant, than know what was coming." - Michael - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

"Michael, that's very unlikely to happen now. The vast majority of all civilization-ending capable asteroids have already been located, and none of them is going to hit us any time soon. You might be unlucky enough to be underneath a much smaller asteroid that sneaks though undetected, but I suspect you would prefer to have enough warning to get out of the way before it struck. Of all the potential disasters that could face Earth, asteroid/comet strikes are probably the one we should be least worried about. We're almost to the point where nothing can sneak up on us, and I have every confidence that when a dangerous rock is spotted, we will have ample time to devote the resources necessary to thwart the threat. We should be more concerned about what might happen beneath our feet. If a caldera volcano like the one at Yellowstone has a major eruption, it could destroy the world's economy and wipe out thousands of square miles of habitat. And a major underwater landslide at either Hawaii or the Canary Islands could easily wipe out tens of millions of people and destroy thousands of miles of coastline, with almost no warning at all. At least we have a plan for those pesky asteroids. We haven't a clue what to do with the dangers lurking below our feet, and it's entirely possible there is nothing we can do." - Dreamer - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

"Dreamer: 'The vast majority of all civilization-ending capable asteroids have already been located, and none of them is going to hit us any time soon.' But how does one know that the majority of an unknown number is known?" - dmlex1 - discovermagazine.com, June 3, 2010

"Jupiter probably had a volcanic eruption that would be considered catastrophic on Earth to be seen this far away. Just another 'burp' for our distant cuz." - D.A. Colt - discovermagazine.com, June 4, 2010

"How can a gas giant without a solid surface have seismic activity or volcanic eruptions?" - Whut? - discovermagazine.com, June 4, 2010

"Great! First it was the cable networks going whole hog for this "end of the earth" stuff. They've even gotten to the point that they have serial about what the world will be like when humans are extinct. Then a movie from Hollydrool. Now, the papers must be feeling all left out, 'cause they've started up too. Get back to us when you have some, you know, actual news to share about said 'ending of the world'. Until then maybe you can make your 'filler' material something just a shade less pandering." - Martin Hale - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"Well, if you know the end is coming, and since there is absolutely nothing you can do about it, don't tell me! I prefer to be snuffed out in ignorant bliss." - chimera - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"A few weeks ago you had a report saying that a really big asteroid was on its way to Earth and would get here by 2019 and that there was nothing we could do about it. We'll all be snuffed out. Perhaps your reports could be a little more consistent." - Junkets - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"Little of anything we can do about this. We have more then enough to deal with daily on this planet and worrying over something hitting it is not going to benefit any of us. Change what you can and worry less over the things you can't change." - cinsere - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"Why do the nukes have to 'blow it up'??? I would imagine the shock wave - placed correctly - would push the asteroid into a new trajectory." - daveugber - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"Who writes these fairy tales of the Apocalypse? A failed screenwriter?" - acidpen - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"The risk of extinction is many time greater from human technology than from an asteroid. Imagine when we get desktop nano-factories which could produce any molecule. Program one to produce ever larger chemical and there is the possibility that a self-replicating, ecophagic chemical could be accidentally produced. I wish there were as much discussion about these types of risks than asteroids whose location and velocities are comprehensively catalogued." - JohnHunt - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"On Earth we bicker and war with each other over the most minute things. If earth were completely wiped out of existence right now the Universe would probably not even notice. Helps put our egotistical self centered planet in perspective. Not all of us are this way just a vast majority that fall within the bell curve." - Jeremyc - news.yahoo.com, June 3, 2010

"It has become pretty clear that the end of the world as we know it will indeed end with a meteor strike. It's just obvious." - viggyboo - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"luvverly...just what I need to think about when I go to bed in a hour or two." - Jenny - independent.co.uk, June 14, 2010

"I need a nap, reading about fireballs, for crying out loud!" - Chasing Brat - news.yahoo.com, June 16, 2010


"Jupiter Increases Risk of Comet Strike On Earth. Contrary to prevailing wisdom, Jupiter does not protect Earth from comet strikes. In fact, Earth would suffer fewer impacts without the influence of Jupiter's gravity, a new study says…A new study by Jonathan Horner and Barrie Jones of Open University in Milton Keynes, UK, shows that if there were no planet at all in Jupiter's orbit, Earth would actually be safer from impacts…Jupiter's gravity helps pull comets into the inner solar system, where they have a chance of hitting Earth…Alessandro Morbidelli of Nice Observatory in France, who studies solar system dynamics, says…about 95% of the impacts on Earth are due to asteroids. He suspects that a smaller planet in place of Jupiter may lead to fewer asteroid impacts…'A decrease in the overall bombardment rate of the Earth,' he said. The results were presented Friday at the European Planetary Science Congress 2007 in Potsdam, Germany." - newscientist.com, August 24, 2007

"Part of what makes the Earth such a nice place to live, the story goes, is that Jupiter's overbearing gravity acts as a gravitational shield deflecting incoming space junk away from the inner solar system…That's Jupiter doing its cosmic job, astronomers like to say. Better it than us. But is this warm and fuzzy image of the King of Planets as father-protector really true? 'I really question this idea,' said Brian Marsden of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, referring to Jupiter as our guardian planet. As the former director of the International Astronomical Union's Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams [CBAT], he has spent his career keeping track of wayward objects, particularly comets, in the solar system. Jupiter is just as much a menace as a savior, he said. The big planet throws a lot of comets out of the solar system, but it also throws them in. Take, for example, Comet Lexell…it whizzed only a million miles from the Earth, missing us by a cosmic whisker, Dr. Marsden said. That comet had come streaking in from the outer solar system three years earlier and passed close to Jupiter, which diverted it into a new orbit and straight toward Earth. 'It was as if Jupiter aimed at us and missed,' said Dr. Marsden, who complained that the comet would never have come anywhere near the Earth if Jupiter hadn't thrown it at us in the first place. Hal Levison, an astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute, in Boulder, Colo., who studies the evolution of the solar system, said…Jupiter probably does increase our exposure to those comets. Asteroids pose the greatest danger of all to Earth, however, astronomers say, and here Jupiter's influence is hardly assuring. Mostly asteroids live peacefully in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, whose gravity…can cause them to collide and rebound in the direction of Earth." - New York Times, July 25, 2009

The idea that the planet Jupiter acts to shield Earth from asteroids and comets has now been challenged. A new study shows that the presence of Jupiter does not necessarily lead to a lower impact rate for Earth. At the European Planetary Science Congress in Potsdam, Germany, Dr Jonathan Horner presented a study of the impact hazard posed to Earth by the Centaurs, the parent population of the Jupiter Family of comets (JFCs). The results show that the presence of a Jupiter-like planet in the Solar System does not necessarily lead to a lower impact rate at the Earth. Dr Horner, from the UK's Open University (OU), said, "The idea that a Jupiter-like planet plays an important role in lessening the impact risk on potentially habitable planets is a common belief but there has only really been one study done on this in the past. The team at the OU developed a computer model that could track the paths of 100,000 Centaurs around the Solar System over 10 million years. The simulation was run five times: once with Jupiter at its current mass, once without a Jupiter, and then with planets of three-quarters, a half and a quarter the mass of Jupiter (for comparison, Saturn is about a third of the mass of Jupiter). The team found that the impact rate in a Solar System with a planet like our Jupiter is about comparable to the case where there is no Jupiter at all. However, when the mass of Jupiter was between these two extremes, the Earth suffered an increased number of impacts from the JFCs. The study shows that if there is no giant planet present, the JFCs will not be diverted onto Earth-crossing orbits, so the impact rate at the Earth is low. - astrobio.net, Aug. 29, 2007

New research has more closely examined Jupiter's ability to protect the inner solar system, and there are some suprising findings. "This vacuum cleaner idea goes back to when the long-period comets coming in from the Oort Cloud were viewed as being the only significant impact risk," says Horner. "In the 1950s there were only one or two near-Earth asteroids known, so they were viewed as oddities. Occasionally there are collisions between these objects, and when they collide they get nudged onto different orbits and into unstable regions," says Horner. "Then Jupiter can start to perturb them and nudge them around. That's where we get the near-Earth asteroids from, and these are now perceived to be the greatest risk to our planet." Horner says that the presence of a gas giant planet isn't as important as everyone thinks, "It may even be that our Earth is not the ideal in terms of intelligent life evolving." - astrobio.net, Nov. 12, 2007

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