|Date||3 June 2010|
The 2010 Jupiter impact event was a bolide impact event on Jupiter by an object estimated to be about 8–13 metres (26–43 ft) in diameter. The impactor may have been an asteroid, comet, centaur, extinct comet, or temporary satellite capture.
The impact happened 3 June 2010, and was recorded and first reported by amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley from Australia. The event was confirmed by Christopher Go at the Philippines, who recorded the event and released a video. Wesley is the same person who had been first to report the 2009 Jupiter impact event.
The observed flash lasted about two seconds. It was located in the South Equatorial Belt, about fifty degrees from the central meridian. The June 2010 superbolide impactor probably measured between 8 and 13 metres (26 and 43 ft) across, with a mass between 500 and 2,000 tonnes (490 and 1,970 long tons; 550 and 2,200 short tons). Jupiter probably gets hit by several objects of this size each year.
Masayuki Tachikawa was observing ... 18:22 Universal Time on the 20th ... Kazuo Aoki posted an image ... Ishimaru of Toyama prefecture observed the event
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