Australian Spies Giant Hole On Jupiter's South Pole

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An amateur astronomer in Australia saw something remarkable the other night: a hole the size of the Pacific Ocean near Jupiter's south pole.

Anthony Wesley wasn't expecting much as he was looking at Jupiter; the weather predictions weren't great for observation. He had just about decided to call it quits, when he decided to go just a little bit longer — and saw a big spot on the planet.

He first thought it was a shadow cast by one of Jupiter's moons. It turns out he was the first person to see what is likely a massive comet strike.

Linda Wertheimer talks with Wesley, of Murrumbateman in New South Wales, Australia.



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