UK Daily Mail
Dec 10, 2012
This is the moment Jupiter was struck by a mighty meteorite yesterday – and our only record of it is this image, captured by a lone webcam chugging away in the early hours of the morning.
As the people of Earth carried out their lives unawares, it seems our gas giant neighbour took a forceful blow to the side at about 11.35am GMT yesterday.
Amateur astronomer George Hall, from Dallas, captured the flash on video at 5:35am CET – but he only went to check his footage after hearing online that another astronomer, watching the planet with his own eyes, saw the huge explosion bloom out of Jupiter in the blink of an eye.
This article was posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:29 am