Another Impact on Jupiter

June 4, 2010 14:23 by scibuff

Veteran amateur astronomers Anthony Wesley of Australia and Christopher Go of the Philippines have independently observed an impact event on Jupiter. The strike occurred at 20:31 UT on June 3rd and produced a bright flash of light in the giant planet’s cloud tops.

Impact Event on Jupiter recorded by Anthony Wesley on June 3, 2010

Jupiter Fireball

Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley was observing Jupiter at 20:31 UTC on June 3, 2010 when he fortuitously caught the flash of some object hitting the planet - Credit: Anthony Wesley

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