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Jupiter impact

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Several impacts have been seen on the face of Jupiter

July 1994[change | change source]

Shoemaker-Levy 9, in pieces

In July 1994, a comet broke up into many pieces and then crashed into Jupiter over the course of many days. The comet was called Shoemaker-Levy 9. The largest pieces left scars on the face of Jupiter. Some of the scars were larger than the Earth.

19 July 2009[change | change source]

A large impact was observed with the Keck II telescope and its near-infrared camera at Mauna Kea on July 20 11:20 UT. It occurred on the surface of Jupiter. [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "07.21.2009 - Jupiter pummeled, leaving bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean". www.berkeley.edu.

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