Jupiter does it again!

Via SpaceWeather.  Amateur astronomer Masayuki Tachikawa of Kumamoto city, Japan, has recorded another fireball on Jupiter – confirmed by other observations.  Like the last time, there doesn’t appear to be any impact scar in the atmosphere. Here’s the short video showing the impact. That’s one less potentially dangerous object for us to worry about. All hail our friend and lord, Jupiter!  Keeping Ogdy at bay… For now. Pete Baker

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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