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Another new collision on Jupiter !!
« on: August 23, 2010, 07:19:23 AM »



"Amateur astronomer Masayuki Tachikawa of Kumamoto city, Japan, video-recorded an apparent impact on Jupiter. The movie of the fireball:
 
http://libra-co.com/Jupiter2010Aug20182212UT.wmv
 
This is the third time in only 13 months that amateur astronomers have detected signs of impact on Jupiter. The earlier events occured on July 19, 2009, and June 3, 2010. Jupiter is getting hit more often than conventional wisdom would suggest, leading many researchers to call for a global network of telescopes to monitor Jupiter 24/7 and measure the impact rate.
 
"Like the event of June 3rd, this fireball did not produce any visible debris," notes John Rogers, director of the British Astronomical Association's Jupiter section. "Here are some hi-resolution images taken 1-2 rotations before and 1-2 rotations after the event. As the observers commented, there was no visible mark (not in RGB, nor UV, nor methane), post-impact. Dark brown spots on the North Equatorial Belt were already there before the fireball."

 
source: http://spaceweather.com/
 
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Re: Another new collision on Jupiter !!
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 06:09:58 PM »
I guess there are haters of Jupiter.  :P

(just kidding)

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Re: Another new collision on Jupiter !!
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 07:08:44 PM »
Jupiter, is too good for it's gravity.

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Re: Another new collision on Jupiter !!
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 10:14:19 PM »
Our solar system is amazing. Our ability to detect this event is amazing.

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Re: Another new collision on Jupiter !!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 06:46:23 AM »
i wonder if we are seeing a spike in the amount of collisions on jupiter or was it getting pummeled all the time and we just never noticed it before? :-\

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Re: Another new collision on Jupiter !!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 08:49:54 AM »
This is good Jupiter is taking the hits instead of possibly hitting Earth! :D