a Astronomy enthusiasts Simply Brazilian Newton telescopeAnd I got photographed the moment that A large unknown space object, possibly an asteroid, has collided with Jupiter.
It happened on September 13 when Jose Luis Pereira He was making observations and recorded a bright flash in the gas giant and was naturally surprised by such a discovery.
“When Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars collide, I try to take pictures every night from a clear sky. Especially Jupiter, my favorite,” the astronomer later admitted On the Space.com portal.
Now remember that that night, the conditions were not favorable. However, Pereira Persevere and collect a series of 25 videos about Jupiter, without time breaks between them. At first, he noticed the blinking, but didn’t pay attention to it more.
The next day, after analyzing the data through a special program, it alerted him that there was a high probability that what had been captured was an effect. Then send the information to a specialist, Mark Delcroix, of the French Astronomical Society, who confirmed what he believed.
In the video it is observed how a white spot forms for a short moment near the equator of the planet. “It was a very exciting time for me, as I had been looking forward to recording an event like this for many years,” Pereira revealed.
So far, the nature of the object that collided with Jupiter is unclear. Some astronomers believe it could be a meteorite. astrophotographer Damien Peach He posted a snapshot of the buyer, taken an hour after he was hit, and There is no obvious “scar”, so thought it could have been A rock too small to reach the deepest atmosphere.
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