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Collision Leaves Earth-sized Hole in Jupiter

Over the weekend NASA was contacted by an amateur astronomer from Australia named Anthony Wesley who spotted a new scar close to Jupiter's south pole.

Wesley says the black mark itself is the large cloud of debris that's left over from an enormous explosion that was most likely caused by a comet or an asteroid. Wesley continued on to say that we earthlings should be thankful for the size of Jupiter's gravity as it tends to collect a lot of debris that would wipe out our own planet.

According to Sky News, experts at NASA believe the planet could have been hit by a 1 km-diameter comet traveling at 135,000 mph (60 km per second).