Obscured by Clouds. The rough and ready blog of a cloud benighted biologist and amateur astronomer. Astroblog will cover my interests in astronomy, biology and Life, the Universe and Everything.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Another Asteroid/Comet Impact on Jupiter
A Japanese amateur astronomer imaging Jupiter on August 20 UT has recorded a flash which may be an impact on the giant planet. The report is here, and you can see a video of the impact flash here. With the 19 July 2009 and 2010 June impacts, it looks like things hitting Jupiter might be more common than we thought.