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Cloudy Nighter Anthony Wesley "Bird" Discovers Dark Impact Mark on Jupiter

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One of our own has discovered a dark impact mark on Jupiter. JPL and NASA have confirmed that it's an impact.

Discovered by a CNer, an amateur from Australia, Anthony Wesley, "Bird" on CN.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Article
MSNBC Article
CNN Article

Anthony Wesley's post in the forums about the dark impact mark on Jupiter (Shown below)
Yes, believe it or not, it seems that Jupiter has been hit by something and there is a jet black impact mark near its south pole. Here is an image I captured a couple of hours ago - if you have the chance to get out and see this longitude yourself then you should do it!

This sort of thing doesn't happen very often. The last one I remember was the Shoemaker-Levy impacts in 1994.

regards, Bird

Edit, moved the page to a new location, been crushed by slashdot



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