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Asteroid Hits Jupiter!

June 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Jupiter Impact Scar is Going, Going, Gone
Source: Hubblesite.org
Last year in July, an asteroid struck Jupiter, leaving behind this dark black scar on the planet’s surface.

As luck would have it, an amateur astronomer named Anthony Wesley happened to be recording the impact as it happened! He has posted this video:

This is some freaking cool stuff! You can read more at the Hubble Telescope’s Website.