Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Jupiter with impact scar
Filed under astronomy and astrophysics spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, pretty pictures, global views, Jupiter
The newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of Jupiter on July 23, 2009, just four days after amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley discovered an impact scar
close to its south pole.
NASA, ESA, M. Wong (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.), H. B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.), and the Jupiter Impact Team
Original image data dated on or about July 23, 2009
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