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A hurtling asteroid about the size of the Titanic caused the scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere on July 19, 2009.
Amateur astronomers working with professional astronomers have spotted two fireballs lighting up Jupiter's atmosphere this summer, marking the first time Earth-based telescopes have captured relatively small objects burning up in the atmosphere of the giant planet.
On June 3rd, 2010, a comet or asteroid descended from the black of space, struck Jupiter's cloudtops, and disintegrated, producing a flash of light so bright it was visible in backyard telescopes on Earth.
An amateur astronomer in Australia reported witnessing a bright flash from an object hitting Jupiter and apparently burning up in the atmosphere.
Lost: A giant belt of brown clouds big enough to swallow Earth twenty times over - if found, please return to Jupiter.
With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere.
It began with a furrowed brow, a moment of puzzlement, quickly dismissed.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.