Asteroids Ahoy! Jupiter Scar Likely From Rocky Body

Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 27, 2011 A hurtling asteroid about the size of the Titanic caused the scar that appeared in Jupiter’s atmosphere on July 19, 2009, according to two papers published recently in the journal Icarus. Data from three infrared telescopes enabled scientists to observe the warm atmospheric temperatures and unique chemical conditions associated with the impact debris. By piecing together signatures of the

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