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Despite the billions of dollars worth of high tech equipment that agencies like NASA employ to track comets and other space shit that could destroy life as we know it, an amateur astronomer in Australia was credited with discovering the almost Earth-sized dark spot on Jupiter’s south pole over the weekend. The scar indicates that something very massive hit the largest planet in our solar system. Although they missed out on the original impact, experts at NASA and countless other space gazing facilities are now training their sights on the gas giant, hoping something else pops off. (According to National Geographic: “The dark spot is in the upper right of the above picture because the planet appears upside down.”) |National Geographic|