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NASA photos: The Hubble is back

NASA photos, Hubble Space Telescope, Collision leaves Jupiter bruised

Photo: NASA, ESA, M. Wong (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.), H. B. Hammel (Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.), Jupiter Impact Team

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Collision leaves Jupiter bruised

Taken on July 23, this picture is the first natural-color image taken of Jupiter captured with Hubble's new Wide Field Camera 3. The dark bruise at the bottom right of the planet is a scar from a comet or asteroid that hit Jupiter's atmosphere and disintegrated.