if you have access to a telescope you should know that an amateur astronomer in Australia reported the observations of a scare on the atmosphere of Jupiter which could be resulting from an impact with an asteroid.Additional observations are needed to confirm it especially in the NIR (Methane band) and multi-color in visible. You can have a look on the image and the time of the observation in http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/ObsReport/jupiter-impact.html

It looks convincing to me (it really looks like the SL9 impact scare) but I am not a specialist of this field.

I am attaching the image taken by Anthony Wesley, the Australian amateur astronomer, who reported this possible rare event.



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