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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Comet to Hit Jupiter

PITTSBURG -- A comet hurtling toward Jupiter will collide with it in mid-July with the force of thousands of hydrogen bombs, but earthlings will have obstructed views at best of the cosmic spectacle, researchers said Tuesday. "This is not going to be visually spectacular or even a visually interesting event for the general public," said University of Chicago astrophysicist Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, who conducted computer simulations of the impact. "Because it's going to be on the other side of the planet (Jupiter), it's going to be difficult to see very much," he said.