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pioneerbasketball
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Astronomy Picture of The Day
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Video: Flash on Jupiter
Video Credit & Copyright: T. Humbert, S. Barré, A. Desmougin & D. Walliang (Société Lorraine d'Astronomie), Astroqueyras


There has been a flash on Jupiter. A few days ago, several groups monitoring our Solar System's Largest Planet noticed a two-second long burst of light. Such flashes have been seen before with the most famous being a series of impactor strikes in 1994. Then, fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 struck Jupiter leaving dark patches that lasted for months. Since then, at least seven impacts have been recorded on Jupiter -- usually discovered by amateur astronomers. In the featured video, variations in the Earth's atmosphere cause Jupiter's image to shimmer when, suddenly, a bright flash appears just left of center. Io and its shadow are visible on the right. What hit Jupiter will likely never be known, but considering what we do know of the nearby Solar System, it was likely a piece of rocky and ice -- perhaps the size of a bus -- that broke off long-ago from a passing comet or asteroid


MAXtheTIGER
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re: Astronomy Picture of The Day
I came here to see Uranus. I am disappoint.


(Just kidding, that’s really cool)


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Wtodd
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Flash on Jupiter

Looks like my wife left another light on


lsuroadie
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It’s civilization on Jupiter signaling to us Covid has reached us and we have no clue what to do. Send help and bring masks.


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mtntiger
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re: Astronomy Picture of The Day
To create that much light, it had to be a massive impact.


scuppernong
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re: Astronomy Picture of The Day
People from Poli board will say it's fake.


East Coast Band
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re: Astronomy Picture of The Day
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Looks like my wife left another light on


Does any woman know a light's capability of turning off?


Turf Taint
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There goes Jupiter's dinosaurs


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Wtodd
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Does any woman know a light's capability of turning off?

I've never met one


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pioneerbasketball
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re: Astronomy Picture of The Day
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Does any woman know a light's capability of turning off?




Or the money that could be saved.


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SLafourche07
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perhaps the size of a bus




That Ms Frizzle takes her classes on the wildest field trips.


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Langland
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To create that much light, it had to be a massive impact.

Or an electrical discharge.


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RogerTheShrubber
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People from Poli board will say it's fake.


Pretty easy to spot millennial democrats on this site.

Its a very cool picture, and you're worried about the poli board.


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