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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Jupiter with impact scar

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Jupiter with impact scar 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.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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