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Sep 13 2012

Jupiter takes one for the team

An amateur astronomer reported a fireball on Jupiter a few days ago. Sure enough, when footage was checked, here’s what they saw. Details at Space.com.

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  1. 1
    mattisironen

    Damn, that fireball seems nearly Earth-size.

  2. 2
    davidnangle

    That’s what a Jupiter is for!

    Good boy, Jupiter. Good boy.

  3. 3
    Gregory in Seattle

    That’ll do, Jove. That’ll do.

  4. 4
    The Lorax

    Ouch! That’ll leave a mark.

    My morbid curiosity leads me to wonder, what if that thing hit Earth? I can only imagine, after seeing that fireball, that humanity would be in a very bad way.

  5. 5
    lorn

    It pays to have a husky front line blocking for you.

  6. 6
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    That’s what a Jupiter is for!

    Well, yeah, that and yanking bits of ice and rock out of stable orbits in the first place.

  7. 7
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    By Jove!

    What awesome footage.

  8. 8
    marcaso
    That’s what a Jupiter is for!

    Well, yeah, that and yanking bits of ice and rock out of stable orbits in the first place.

    F, the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away. Or there’s a version on our coffee machine, attributed to Tom Waites: the large print giveth, the small print taketh away.

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