Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Asteroid/Comet Impact on Jupiter

A Japanese amateur astronomer imaging Jupiter on August 20 UT has recorded a flash which may be an impact on the giant planet. The report is here, and you can see a video of the impact flash here. With the 19 July 2009 and 2010 June impacts, it looks like things hitting Jupiter might be more common than we thought.

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