Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here We Go Again


The remants of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, torn apart by Jupiter's gravity, slammed into Jupiter's atmosphere between July 16 and 22 1994. Fifteen years later:
An amateur Australian astronomer looking through his backyard telescope has discovered that a large comet or asteroid has crashed into Jupiter, creating a hole the size of the Earth in the planet's atmosphere.

Accident? Coincidence? Some sinister anti-Jovian plot?

2 Comments:

Anonymous robot makes music said...

4th possibility: Jovians have started firing probes out at us. Large ones.

July 23, 2009 10:09 AM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Yikes.

July 23, 2009 2:33 PM  

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