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A fireball thought to be an asteroid or comet hitting the surface of Jupiter was captured by two amateur astronomers early Monday, spaceweather.com reports.

One of the astronomers, identified as George Hall from Dallas, posted a screen shot in multiple reports and wrote about the discovery on his blog, George

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Looks like that would have taken out a few blocks if it hit earth !

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I'm glad it's them instead of us but our day is probably coming.

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Looks like that would have taken out a few blocks if it hit earth !
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That explosion is almost the size of Earth.
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Saw this the other day. Its pretty cool in motion:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/zQUMt.gif[/img]

And pretty scary when you compare the size of the explosion to earth:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/oUHBr.jpg[/img]

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yup, that's a huge ass chunk of rock. Luckily gas giants have enough mass to steer most astaroids away from our humble little planet.

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