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Astronomers record small asteroid impacting Jupiter

A bright fireball -- most likely a small asteroid or a comet -- struck Jupiter at 22:39 UTC on September 13, 2021. The impact was seen and captured by astronomers across the world who were observing the ongoing transit of the shadow of Jupiter's moon Io. "A...

September 15, 2021

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Small comet or asteroid impacts Jupiter

Two astronomers have captured images of a small comet or asteroid as it impacted Jupiter at 00:18 UTC on March 17, 2016. The videos of the same event were captured from Austria and Ireland. The object is probably in the tens-of-meters wide range, according to Phil...

March 30, 2016

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When, where and how to spot Jupiter's impact site

All eyes are focused on Jupiter now. An asteroid or comet impacted Jupiter 36hrs ago, causing a flash of light. Caught on webcam by amateur astronomer George Hall in Dallas, Texas, the impact on Jupiter that occurred yesterday is currently the only video footage of...

September 12, 2012

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Jupiter hit by a fireball

There has been a visual sighting of an apparent fireball on Jupiter on September 10, 2012. The amateur who observed the flash was Dan Petersen, from Oregon, who made the observation at approximately 11:35 UTC on September 10. Petersen reported it to Richard Schmude...

September 11, 2012