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What Caused the Recent Explosion at Jupiter?

21 Sep 2012, 17:14 UTC
What Caused the Recent Explosion at Jupiter? George Hall
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An impact on Jupiter captured about 6:35 am on Sept. 10, 2012 from Dallas, Texas USA. Credit: George Hall.A bright flash was spotted on Jupiter early on the morning of September 10, 2012, and astronomers were hoping to later see an impact “scar” which would provide more information about the object that slammed into the giant gas planet. Was it a comet, asteroid or a smaller meteor? But alas, no impact scar or debris field showed up on Jupiter’s face and the nature of this explosion may remain a mystery. (...)Read the rest of What Caused the Recent Explosion at Jupiter? (1,083 words)© nancy for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: fireball on Jupiter, Jupiter Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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