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Old 20-07-2009, 02:33 AM
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Jupiter impact confirmed by JPL

All,

It seems that Jupiter has been hit by something, much like the shoemaker-levy impacts in 1994, a prominent black spot has appeared.

This one is near the south pole, it wasn't there 2 days ago when I saw this area last, so it's happened very recently!

Image coming soon, but if you're up, go have a look at Jupiter :-)

More to come I'm sure...

cheers, Bird

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update: Glenn Orton from JPL has used the NASA Infrared Telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea to confirm that this is an impact and not a local weather event.

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Old 20-07-2009, 03:17 AM
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Old 20-07-2009, 06:12 AM
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Incredible, Anthony! I sure hope this turns out to be a new impact site!

Amazing.
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Old 20-07-2009, 06:23 AM
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I just posted about it on the IceInSpace homepage with times (in UT) when the feature will be visible.
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Old 20-07-2009, 06:26 AM
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awesome.... a discovery of scientific value , if it is an impact no doubt old images will be scoured worldwide for the culprit.

once again remarkable.


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Old 20-07-2009, 07:31 AM
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Fantastic find, Anthony have you provided the times and image to NASA?
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Old 20-07-2009, 07:31 AM
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Top catch Anthony.

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Old 20-07-2009, 08:15 AM
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Wow, wow and wow! Excellent capture of this astonishing new feature! Will it be named the “Bird Blob?

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Old 20-07-2009, 08:42 AM
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Nice discovery, Anthony!
Looking forward to hearing more about this one.

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Old 20-07-2009, 09:19 AM
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Fantastic find, Anthony have you provided the times and image to NASA?
Houghy, some of the JPL guys will have time on a scope tonight to have a look. I think that's the fastest they can move... not sure if hubble is up and running yet after its refit last month, last I heard was that it was still undergoing tests.

ps we get to see it tonight from Australia, around 10pm. It will still be low in the sky but worth a look.

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Old 20-07-2009, 09:40 AM
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I was going to pull my scope apart today, might just leave that till tomorrow so I can catch all the action tonight.
Thanks Anthony for the heads up. Congratulations on the catch!
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Old 20-07-2009, 09:48 AM
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It will be fascinating to see whether this is, indeed, an impact or some other 'normally-occurring' process.

I'll be watching news/reports closely over the next 24 hours or so.
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Old 20-07-2009, 09:51 AM
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Thanks Matt. Impacts are also normally ocurring events too, just not all that often :-)

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Thanks to a twitter frenzy this morning, it's now made news on Universe Today, and Bad Astronomy blog.

Phil Plaitt thinks it's premature to call it an impact event, it *could* be a weather event.

Let's hope it's an impact event!
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Old 20-07-2009, 09:59 AM
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Thanks Matt. Impacts are also normally ocurring events too, just not all that often :-)

cheers, Bird
I meant a phenomenon which occurs from within the planet's atmosphere itself, a weather event as previouly described....not the result of an external influence such as an impact

As far as it being all over Twitter? I'll say 2 words ... Jeff Goldblum!

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Old 20-07-2009, 10:47 AM
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Great shot....fantastic discovery, especially if it is an impact site. You'll be able to tell after a few rotations...it'll start to spread out.

This needs the Hubble or Keck to verify.
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Great capture & congratulations for likely to discover something quite unusual.
Exciting!!!
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Well done Anthony, a lovely image and just how exciting to discover a new feature.

In the close up of the feature there is a great similarity with what you captured and what I recall seeing when Shoemaker Levy Nine collided with Jupiter.

Keep us posted.
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Old 20-07-2009, 11:22 AM
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That's amazing! Great capture - will be interesting to see how the feature develops over the comming days.

Well done Anthony - good to see Aussie amateurs leading the way.
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Old 20-07-2009, 11:36 AM
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More images can be seen here:

http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/Obs...er-impact.html

Already a higher res version there shows multiple impact marks.

cheers, Bird
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