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Impact detected on Jupiter near the pole
post May 30 2017, 03:04 PM
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Amateur detected an impact on the northern polar region of Jupiter. Most likely, it will be too small for a noticeable remnant by the time Juno passes by again, but we need to keep an eye out for any subtle changes!


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post May 30 2017, 04:52 PM
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I was actually wondering what the chances are of Juno catching anything this transient. Given the length of the mission and number of close passes, it should be inevitable.
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post May 30 2017, 06:15 PM
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and with those incredibly detailed close up pictures, much smaller events might be visible

Worth looking at existing pictures with that in mind? Do we understand how the camera readout of the image would affect a transient phenom during the exposure ? Might help in recognizing something.
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