You might have heard the incredibly interesting news that Jupiter was hit by a comet recently. A comet so large, in fact, that it left an impact area on the big planet the size of Earth!
A large comet or asteroid has slammed into the Jupiter, creating an impact site the size of Earth, pictures by an Australian amateur astronomer show.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed the discovery using its large infrared telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, said computer programer Anthony Wesley, 44, who discovered the impact zone while stargazing at home.
It turns out that Anthony Wesley is the one that told NASA and other leading astronomers about it – and he found it on his own amateur telescope! How cool is that?