“Wake-Up Call?” –Massive Object Smacks Jupiter Recalling Pacific-Sized 2009 Impact

comet Shoemaker-Levy 9


An object massive enough to see from Earth just slammed into Jupiter on Wednesday, recalling an event in July of 2009, when a comet or asteroid ripped another hole in the gas giant the size of the Pacific Ocean, referred to as the Wesley impact, that caused a black spot in the planet’s atmosphere. The spot was similar in area to the planet’s Little Red Spot, approximately the size of the Pacific Ocean.