If we're lucky, we'll see another bruise on the surface of Jupiter, similar to what happened with Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. That would be a valuable opportunity for planetary scientists to study Jupiter's internal material.
The source for this is Heidi B. Hammel, a renowned planetary astronomer with the Space Science Institute, so it's worth watching.
The area will be visible again at 10 pm PDT / 1 am EDT (05:00 UTC)
Update: Here's a second source image of the same impact, so that's starting to sound confirmed. http://georgeastro.weebly.com/jupiter.html
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