Edit: There's also this delightful paragraph from the same article: On many sites, enthusiasts spoke of wounded Jupiter — “ol’ Jinkers,�? as one referred to the fifth planet from the sun — in human terms. Many expressed gratitude to the planet, a gas giant composed primarily of hydrogen and helium, for tossing itself in harm’s way. “Absolutely fascinating,�? wrote one commenter on Space.com. “This gives one pause to consider just how often Jupiter eats one for the team.�?
“Being an astronomy buff used to be a lonely pursuit, just you and the telescope, staring up into the night sky. But in an age when anyone can make a planetary discovery through a $400 telescope then instantly share it with the world — hey, check out my cool Jupiter shots on Flickr! — amateur astronomers have capitalized on opportunities like the big thud on the Jovian gas giant to confirm that they are not alone.�?