Amateur astronomers capture the moment mysterious object slams into Jupiter
Amateur astronomers capture the moment mysterious object slams into Jupiter and causes bright flash lasting two seconds
- Amateur astronomers captured a bright impact flash on Jupiter this week
- They a bright light that lasted for two seconds in the planet's atmosphere
- If this was an impact, it would be only the eighth impact on Jupiter recorded
A mysterious object slammed into Jupiter this week, causing a bright flash of light that was captured by amateur astronomers 382.76 million miles away on Earth.
German astronomer Harald Paleske was watching the shadow of Jupiter's moon, Io, create a solar eclipse in the planet's atmosphere of Jupiter when he spotted the probable impact.
'A bright flash of light surprised me,' he told Space Weather. 'It could only be an impact.' …
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