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Friday, July 31, 2009

Comet 'unlikely to wipe out Earth'

Oh great. But remember a few years ago we watched those unexpected impacts on Jupiter. Well there's been another thing that's hit Jupiter, you probably heard about it last week, but did you know how big a "thing" it was that hit? According to the marvellous last paragraph almost like an afterthought in this Telegraph report, "Last week an amateur astronomer spotted that a comet or asteroid the size of the Earth had crashed into Jupiter, leaving a large crater." (Large crater - no kidding?) There are "things" flying around randomly smashing into Jupiter every few years and last week's one was "the size of the Earth". Does this mean we can have free love starting now? However, they also say that Jupiter and Saturn are protecting Earth somewhat.

L'Osservatore Willesdensio

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