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Jupiter swallows an asteroid – redux

Thu 13 September 2012, 4:43pm

As Space Weather notes

Around the world, amateur astronomers have been scanning the cloudtops of Jupiter for signs of debris from an explosion witnessed by Dan Peterson and George Hall on Sept. 10th. So far the cloud layer is blank. “Several observers have now obtained excellent images on the second and third rotations after the fireball, and there is nothing new nor distinctive at the impact site,” reports John H. Rogers, director of the Jupiter Section of the British Astronomical Association:

Or, as the Professor suggests

Probably a relativistic kinetic strike against their enemies from the alien base on Saturn.

ANYhoo…  Via American Live Wire, we have the video. [Video Credit: George Hall, Dallas, Texas]

As I’ve said before…

All hail our friend and lord, Jupiter!  Keeping Ogdy at bay…

For now.

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Comments (1)

  1. JR (profile) says:

    Got a telescope last week after years of looking at the sky with an old pair of binoculars. Had a great few evenings looking at Andromeda and M81. haven’t looked at Jupiter yet as All my stargazing has been done in the evening.

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