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Jupiter and bright spot on June 3, 2010

Jupiter and bright spot on June 3, 2010
Jupiter and bright spot on June 3, 2010 Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley posted this photograph of Jupiter to the forum IceInSpace.com on June 3, 2010, upon his discovery of an impact flash on Jupiter. Anthony Wesley

Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley posted this photograph of Jupiter to the forum IceInSpace.com on June 3, 2010. About it, Wesley wrote:

Morning all :-) This is not a hoax, at approximately 20:30utc this morning I recorded a large fireball on Jupiter, it lasted a couple of seconds and was very bright. I have it recorded on video :-) I'm at Trevors place at the moment, using his internet, I'll put together a short video later. This was a large fireball, but it doesn't seem to have left any mark, probably all gone in the upper atmosphere before it reached the clouds. How exciting!

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