Capture the moment a UFO collided with Jupiter again!

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Japanese astronomers have captured footage of a possible impact on Jupiter, just over a month after noticing a similar event.

A team led by Ko Arimatsu, of Kyoto University, released footage of a mysterious bright light that appeared on the gas giant for about four seconds on October 15.

The event occurred in the northern equatorial region of Jupiter, near the southern edge of the northern temperate belt.

And if the bright light is confirmed as an effect, it would be the ninth the human eye has caught – and it was last observed on September 13.

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The researchers participated in Twitter: “For the first time in history, we have succeeded in simultaneous observation of a flash of light as a small object hit the surface of Jupiter at 22:24 (Japan time) on October 15,” first reported by Sky and Telescope.

Jupiter collides with tens, perhaps hundreds, of asteroids each year, as the giant planet acts as a shield for Earth to prevent such objects from affecting it.

However, catching such an event is very rare.

The first recorded impact on Jupiter was Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which struck in July 1994.

Last month, amateur astronomers caught a bright light appearing for a few seconds on the gas giant.

German astronomer Harald Palecki was observing the shadow of Jupiter’s moon, Io, as it created a solar eclipse in Jupiter’s atmosphere when he discovered the potential impact.

After seeing the bright flash, Palesci said he looked at each frame in hopes of determining the cause of the light.

He found that the flash was in Jupiter’s atmosphere and remained visible for two seconds, ruling out any interference on Earth or a random moon floating across the planet.

Another amateur astronomer in Brazil also documented the event. Jose Luis Pereira set up his equipment in Sao Caetano do Sul, in the southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on September 12.

Pereira said: “To my surprise, I noticed a different glow on the planet in the first video, but I didn’t pay much attention to it because I thought it might be something related to the standards, and I continued watching normally. I only checked the result on the morning of the 14th, when the program alerted me to the possibility. Big impact and check if there’s a record already in tonight’s first video.”

He then sent the information to Marc Delcroix of the French Astronomical Society, who confirmed that the event seen in the footage was a collision.

Source: Daily Mail



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