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At the present, since no debris field has been detected and the total energy seems to be low, we can conclude that the flash was most likely a meteor due to a small (diameter <10m assuming a density of 2 g/cc) meteoroid. Even if the event may be 500 times less energetic than recent estimates of the Tunguska event, it is remarkable that an amateur astronomer equipped with a 12" telescope and a webcam could record it at 730 million of km. Read more



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Amateur astronomer George Hall, from Dallas, captured the flash on video at 11:35am GMT



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A 4 sec. clip of an impact on Jupiter recorded on 10 Sept. 2012.

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The moment Jupiter was HIT by a giant asteroid yesterday

Jupiter was hit during the day yesterday - but it apparently went unobserved from Earth
...except for one astronomer, Dan Petersen, who saw the flash with his own eyes When Petersen reported the sighting on a web forum, amateur astronomer George Hall checked his overnight footage

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Flash spotted on Jupiter: Is it a hit?

Astronomers are abuzz over sightings of a flash on Jupiter - which suggests that the giant planet has taken another bullet for the solar system team. Today's report follows similar sightings of impacts in 2009 and 2010. As in those earlier cases, the call has gone out to look for any visible scars on Jupiter's cloud tops. That would be a sure sign that an asteroid or comet was drawn in by the planet's gravitational pull, potentially saving us from a cosmic collision threat.
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An apparent object impact captured about 6:30 am on Sept. 10, 2012 from Dallas, Texas USA.
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Dan Petersen, an amateur observer, reports about a bright fireball in Jupiter. The event happened this morning on 10th September 2012 at 11:35:30 UT and lasted about two seconds. It happened in the Eastern limb at about Longitude (system I)=335 and latitude +12 degrees north inside the southern edge of the NEB.
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The impact remains unverified at this time - just a flash seen. Observations required to check for impact scar.

If fireball impact verified, what we'll hope to see is an impact scar. Images of the region will be very useful.
Source Pete Lawrence @Avertedvision



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fireball on Jupiter (NEB L1=335, L2=219, L3=257) at 11.35 UT.

Information via Twitter/Chris Lintott



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