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Impact flux on Jupiter: From superbolides to large-scale collisions

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Context. Regular observations of Jupiter by a large number of amateur astronomers have resulted in the serendipitous discovery of short bright flashes in its atmosphere, which have been proposed as being caused by impacts of small objects. Three flashes were detected: one on June 3, 2010, one on August 20, 2010, and one on September 10, 2012. Aims. We show that the flashes are caused by impacting objects that we characterize in terms of their size, and we study the flux of small impacts on Ju...

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10.1051/0004-6361/201322216

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ASTRONOMY and ASTROPHYSICS More from this journal
Volume:
560
Pages:
A55-A55
Publication date:
2013-12-01
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1432-0746
ISSN:
0004-6361
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English
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444601
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2014-02-08

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