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June 08, 2010
A huge fireball was spotted on Jupiter in yet another collision from space caught on camera and video by amateur astronomers. This new impact on Jupiter comes less than a year after a spectacular crash on July 19, 2009, when what scientist now think was an asteroid about 1,600 feet wide slammed into the planet. That collision created a massive bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean.The new Jupiter crash occurred on June 3 and was spotted by skywatcher Anthony Wesley in Australia and fellow amateur astronomer Christopher Go in the Philippines.
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
While I have no doubt that Jupiter has had some role in keeping our world impact free, the Moon has been a far better companion. For example, just look at the far side. Lots of craters, each one with a pretty decent chance of hitting our blue world.