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Mysterious water on Jupiter came from comet smash

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Enigmatic traces of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter came from a comet that crashed into the giant planet in 1994, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Tuesday. 

A NASA artist's impression of Jupiter (right) and Io (middle). Enigmatic traces of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter came from a comet that crashed into the giant planet in 1994, the European Space Agency (ESA) says.

Astronomers have been debating the water for 15 years after telltale molecules were spotted by an infrared telescope.

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