Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jupiter...

Got clobbered by something around July 20th, leaving a scar that was first viewed by an amateur astronomer in Australia. This is his image:


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The scar is the black spot in the upper right, which is actually the lower left, since the image is upside down. I went on NASA's web site, but the only picture they had was monochromatic and grainy. This one is much better. The guy's name is in the subtitle, and I snaked the image from here... cool stuff... glad Jupiter took one for the team! A hit here wouldn't be too much fun...

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

It's good the big boys are out there to catch the infield pop-ups!
That blotch is probably bigger than earth itself.