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It appears that something has hit Jupiter!

Unexpected impact on Jupiter

The image of the impact looks markedly similar to the debris plumes that appeared after the Shoemaker-Levy-9 fragments impacted in 1994. I was lucky enough to be observing at Calar Alto with a near-IR camera shortly after the impacts and so got to see how the plumes developed over time on that occasion.

Image courtesy of The Register.

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