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Jupiter Fireball

A monstrous fireball was spotted colliding with Jupiter last week. Australian Anthony Wesley, an amateur astronomer, watched and videoed the crash occur at 4:31 p.m. Eastern on June 3.

Wesley also spotted an impact on Jupiter last July 19. The object, which scientists believe was an asteroid, left a bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean. This year’s object has left no visible scarring in Jupiter’s clouds.

10 Comments on Jupiter Fireball

  1. WOW

  2. supersonic // June 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm // Reply

    Cool but scary.

  3. First the spot disappeared, now this?

  4. I wonder how that happens…Sounds cool but scary. Why not put a video of it right here right now?

  5. Holy Astronomy!!!(as said by Robin.)

  6. Astronomer // June 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm // Reply

    Holy Meteorite! I’m gonna be watching Jupiter for a while!

  7. West TEXAS // June 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm // Reply

    A bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean!!! Man, that must be huge!!!

  8. supercoolhead777898989 // June 18, 2010 at 10:06 am // Reply

    sounds little cool.

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