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Jupiter takes yet another hit

Third known impactor in 16 years slams into solar system's biggest planet

12:18pm, June 4, 2010

Editor's Note: For the latest on the Hubble Space Telescope's search for a bruise on Jupiter, see Ron Cowen's post in the Deleted Scenes blog.

View a video of the fireball

Jupiter got smacked again. On June 3, the same day NASA released new images of a bruise left on the giant planet when an impactor struck it July 19, 2009, two amateur astronomers found fiery evidence of a new collision.

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