Amateur Astronomer Observes Big Impact on Jupiter

StoryfulPublished: July 1, 20171 views
Published: July 1, 2017

An experienced amateur astronomer spotted a possible asteroid hitting Jupiter on March 17. Gerrit Kernbauer saw a bright flash of light for less than a second, seen to the right of the planet at around 13 seconds into this video. Jupiter’s size and consequent gravitational pull make impacts like this one relatively common there, compared with other planets.

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