Astronomers witness another fireball impact on Jupiter

Blemishes left on Jupiter’s clouds by the impact of fragments from comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994.
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There were reports last night that another fireball had possibly been seen impacting Jupiter, similar to previous impacts, such as the famous comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994 and others in 2010.

This morning, those sightings have been confirmed, with at least one telescopic video showing the impact. The video was taken by astronomer George Hall in Dallas, Texas. The video shows the impact as it occurred at 6.35 am (Dallas time).

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