Black Spot Shows New Jupiter Impact?
UPDATE: Transit times for the scar can be found here. Note that they are in UT, so add one hour for BST.
On the 19th July, an astronomer in Australia photographed a fresh dark “scar” in the cloudtops of Jupiter.
The feature resembles the those from the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts of 1994. It is possible that Jupiter has again been struck by an asteroid or comet. Astronomers and astrophotographers around the world are now slewing their scopes onto Jupiter to confirm what happened and monitor the evolution of the scar.