Amateur Astronomers Discover Massive Fireball on Jupiter

By June 4th, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Comment

Amateur Astronomers Sport Giant Fireball on Jupiter

Photo: Anthony Wesley, Broken Hill, Australia

Not that we’re competing, but stargazers Anthony Wesley and Christopher Go have now spotted one more giant fireball on Jupiter than me, according to several news reports.

Wesley apparently caught the impact event on camera from Australia, and Go simultaneously captured video of the resulting blast of light from the Philipines. Pretty amazing stuff.

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