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Episode 289: Crash Culprit Identified

Play Aug 5•4:30

An object that slammed into Jupiter in July 2009, causing Hubble to interrupt its post-servicing mission calibration to snap some pictures, was almost certainly an asteroid rather than comet. Astronomers suggest that such impacts might happen as often as every 10 to 15 years. Science News on the Jupiter crash. The Guardian article on the impact. HubbleSite news release on identifying the ...

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