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This would tend to ...
3rd June 2010, 06:08 PM #1
Hubble Images Suggest Rogue Asteroid Smacked Jupiter
Link: HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Hubble Images Suggest Rogue Asteroid Smacked Jupiter (06/03/2010) - Release Images
This would tend to confirm that Jupiter is still protecting the Earth by mopping up asteroids which otherwise might eventually head our way.
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3rd June 2010, 06:13 PM #2
Put into context, that black smudge is about half the size of earth!
3rd June 2010, 09:19 PM #3
From the article that accompanies the pictures on the website:
Originally Posted by AWicher
Use the URL given above and click 'The Full Story' link.
Without warning, a mystery object struck Jupiter on July 19, 2009, leaving a dark bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean.
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