Fireball on Jupiter!

Via Space Weather.  Amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley was the first to observe the Great Black Spot [of Jupiter].  Now he’s gone one better and recorded an actual impact on the gas giant.  The resulting fireball was independently confirmed by Christopher Go in the Philipines – his video can be viewed here. Here’s the full processed image of the impact, visible in bottom right. Image credit: Anthony Wesley, Broken Hill Australia. And here’s the raw video observation. The impact occurs in the top left in …

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