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Scientists stumble on a meteor smashing into Jupiter – CNET

Stare at this gas giant long enough and you’ll eventually have a blast.



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This color-enhanced image shows a NASA Juno view of Jupiter in late 2020.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS; image processing by Tanya Oleksuik
Researchers using NASA’s Juno spacecraft¬†to check out Jupiter’s auroras say they got lucky last spring and caught a very bright meteoroid explosion in the process.
Such impacts aren’t rare for Jupiter, since it’s the largest planet in the solar system with some seriously powerful gravity to boot.
“However, they are so short-lived that it is relatively unusual…

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