Deep Impact: Jupiter Hit by Comet or Meteoroid

If you live in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter, you probably had a rough day Sunday. Something -- possibly a comet or meteoroid undetected by earthlings -- went slamming into the planet, was swallowed up in its thick atmosphere of ammonia and methane, and left the "scar" you see in the image opposite from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. It was first spotted by an amateur Australian astronomer, Anthony Wesley, who realized he was seeing something unusual, and...Full Story
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