Early Monday morning two American amateur astronomers independently spotted a bright flash of light in the upper cloud-deck of Jupiter – the fourth impact on the gas giant discovered in just the last three years.
Early suspicion by astronomers is that a meteor or comet had hit the atmosphere of the planet – and the fact that it was visible from Earth through backyard telescopes more than 730 million km away – indicates it was probably a significant event.
Check out the actual 2-second video frames of the impact on Jupiter this week as captured by a webcam attached to a 12″ LX200 Meade telescope by a backyard astronomer in Dallas, Texas.
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