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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Jupiter on June 3, 2010: Impact flash!

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Jupiter on June 3, 2010: Impact flash! Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley was observing Jupiter at 20:31 UTC on June 3, 2010 when he fortuitously caught the flash of some object hitting the planet.

Anthony Wesley

This image is processed from the data presented in video format here (AVI format, 45 MB); the flash has been processed separately from the RGB frames used to make the color view and dropped into the correct location on the planet's disk.

Original image data dated on or about June 3, 2010

 

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