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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons

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Jupiter gets clobbered again

Following a tip-off by an amateur astronomer that a new dark spot had suddenly appeared on Jupiter, scientists at JPL got the following infra-red image of Jupiter, which clearly shows that a large object (comet? asteroid?) has just hit the planet.

It's just about exactly fifteen years since the Shoemaker-Levy impacts.