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Click here for more details.4 Responses to "Jupiter Impact Confirmed"Mike Lynch Says: July 20th, 2009 at 8:54 pm That impact looks huge.

Has anybody sized it, in say: earth dimensions?Astrofiend Says: July 20th, 2009 at 9:17 pm I read that it was approximately the size of Earth on the Sydney Morning Herald news website.

Link::http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/backyard-astronomer-spots-big-bang-on-jupiter-20090721-dria.htmlThe quote: "Orton said he was not yet sure whether the object that hit Jupiter was a comet, asteroid or some other piece of space junk.

But the impact mark is about the size of the Earth."DanNY Says: July 20th, 2009 at 9:27 pm I think it is a little bit smaller than what the SMH said.

More like the size of North America or approximately one half the size of earth.

Granted I'm just eyeballing it and assuming that 10 earths would fit across the equator of Jupiter.

Still massive though.

So, we've had two major impacts on Jupiter in 15 years… What does that do to the probability of a major impact on earth in any given timeframe?Astrofiend Says: July 20th, 2009 at 11:23 pm DanNY Says: July 20th, 2009 at 9:27 pm"I think it is a little bit smaller than what the SMH said.

More like the size of North America or approximately one half the size of earth.

Granted I'm just eyeballing it and assuming that 10 earths would fit across the equator of Jupiter."Agreed, now that I've actually thought about it a bit…Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.



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