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Hi, I teach computers in Pal, IL. This is my first logon. My question is - How many craters did the comet create on Jupiter and what were their respective sizes?


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Actually, the surface of Jupiter that we can see is really Jupiter's atmosphere - all sorts of clouds and things. The comet never reached Jupiter's solid surface (if it has one), so the effect was sort of the same as a big rock landing in a lake of water. The effect of the comet was mostly temporary ripples and splashes and other fun rearrangements of Jupiter's clouds, but no craters.

A Smith



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