Photos: Jupiter Struck By Space Rock (Again)

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One Hit (to the Body)

Credit: UC Berkeley, Space Science Institute, University of Anchorage, Alaska, Gemini Observatory/AURA [UCB, SSI, U. of Anchorage, AK, Gemini Obs./AURA]
A variety of images depict the spot on Jupiter likely caused by an asteroid, though a comet was initially suspected, in July 2009. It appeared similar…Read More »

to the impacts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy's fragments on Jupiter in 1994. This image shows the impact site as a yellow spot at center bottom, and was taken by the Gemini North telecope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, July 22, 2009.   Less «
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