Friday, June 11, 2010

Jupiter Impact: Mystery of the Missing Debris

Source - NASA Science News for June 11, 2010

On June 3rd, amateur astronomers were startled by a bright flash of light on Jupiter. It appeared to be an impact event--a comet or asteroid hitting the planet's cloudtops. Curiously, though, the strike left no obvious debris. Was it really an impact--or something else? Today's story from Science@NASA discusses the possibilities.


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