A fireball in the atmosphere of Jupiter

This image of a fireball, created by the collision of an unknown object with the atmosphere of Jupiter, was obtained by Anthony Wesley on 3 June 2010 at 20:31 from Broken Hill (Australia) using a webcam on his 37 cm aperture home-made telescope. The impact created a short-lived white spot towards the right-hand edge of the disc of the planet. Using these observations, as well as data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and several other ground-based telescopes, scientists have found that the impacting object seen entering the atmosphere of Jupiter was a meteoroid roughly 8–13 m in diameter.

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Anthony Wesley

À propos de l'image

Identification:ann1059a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:9 septembre 2010 21:00
Annonces en rapport:ann1059
Taille:816 x 853 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Jupiter
Type:Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface : Impact
Catégorie:Solar System

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