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Mystery impact leaves Earth-size mark on Jupiter

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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Mystery impact leaves Earth-size mark on Jupiter


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An amateur astronomer in Australia noticed the new mark -- seen through telescopes as a dark spot -- on the planet early Monday and tipped off scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, who then confirmed it was the result of a new impact, NASA said.

It's not clear what the object was that crashed into Jupiter's poisonous atmosphere.

Glenn Orton, a JPL scientist, told the magazine New Scientist that it could have been a block of ice from somewhere in Jupiter's neighborhood, or a wandering comet that was too faint for astronomers to have detected bef
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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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I'm a little bit worried, to make a hole the size of the Earth, surely this thing must have been huge ? Aren't we supposed to be able to track these objects in space ? And we didn't spot this one ? Still it's interesting none the less and wonder how the story develops as it's only being discovered just now!

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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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For giggles, consider that it may be the evidence of something leaving Jupiter's atmosphere as opposed to something entering it.

Just saying...



posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:55 PM
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Very nice...that is definatley a possibility..( a long-shot to be sure)..but I would not have thought of that

Back on topic it is very calming to know we have a virtual "dreamcatcher in our solar system to gobble up something of that magnitude. THANK YOU JUPITER!!!


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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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Indeed!

Let's just hope it feasts on Nibiru lol



posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:20 PM
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If that was a craft..then what a big f****r!
imagine that coming near us..
and if it was a asteroid then man.. i'm scared it wasnt detected...



posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:59 PM
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Planet X made a pitstop to refuel on Jupiter. It's now back on it's path towards Earth.



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