The Expanse Trends As Protomolecule Is Spotted On Jupiter

The Hubble Space Telescope caught an image of an aurora on Jupiter, which led to the science fiction series The Expanse beginning to trend on Twitter.

By James Brizuela | Published

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THE EXPANSE — “Delta-V” Episode 307 — Pictured: (l-r) Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata, David Strathairn as Klaes Ashford, Cara Gee as Drummer — (Photo by: Rafy/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank)

Having a science fiction show trend based on an actual scientific happening has got to feel good. Twitter exploded with The Expanse trending after images from the Hubble Telescope caught vivid auroras happening in Jupiter’s atmosphere. However, the show beginning to trend left people to assume it meant that the popular series was being renewed on Amazon Prime Video. That is not the case, as the image of the aurora taking place looked quite similar to the protomolecule from the popular series. You can see an image of the aurora below:

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This was the image that had been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. It looks quite beautiful and is likely a huge scientific discovery. However, fans of The Expanse had been quick to point out the similarities with the show, as the bright fluorescent blue color of the aurora seemed to match up with the protomolecule from the popular show. You can see an image of that below:

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The hilarious nature of The Expanse trending, while this is happening, is that the aurora on Jupiter is not dangerous. Well, maybe it is dangerous, but we would likely not be able to get close enough to discover that. The protomolecule in the popular science fiction series basically kills anyone that encounters it. Naturally, fans were more than upset about the show trending on Twitter.

Clearly, the above GIF is likely what many fans of The Expanse are feeling right now. However, the show’s creators have got to feel great about making something close to an actual scientific happening.

Other people, and possibly an artist that worked on The Expanse, decided to give fans some behind-the-scenes shots of the show. The show did run for six seasons, which isn’t that bad all things considered. People are just likely wanting it to return.

We love a good joke, and finally someone decided to do just that. The above Twitter user claims that the evil weaponry used in The Expanse has made its way to Jupiter. Then again, this could be aliens at work too. Again, we likely couldn’t get close enough to truly determine that.

Fans of The Expanse understand the dangers that might befall Jupiter. However, scientists are likely just taking in the beauty of these new images of space. As they say, it is the final frontier.

We are starting to think that the creators of The Expanse did a ton of research when it came to showcasing happenings in space. This fan pointed out another shot captured by the Hubble, and how it looks to be something used in the science fiction series.

Sadly, The Expanse has not been renewed for another season. The sixth and final season happened in December of last year, and there are no plans to revive it. That is how it is looking thus far. However, fans on Twitter can collectively share their disappointment and joy for having been fans of the series. Also, maybe cancel all plans to travel to Jupiter, as this protomolecule might destroy everything in its sight. Aliens in that area might want to watch out too.

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