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    Something just crashed on the planet Jupiter


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    From his garden in Villey-le-Sec in Meurthe-et-Moselle, Jean-Paul Arnoult, member of the Lorraine Astronomical Society, photographed a celestial object colliding with Jupiter. The luminous glow resulting from the impact is visible in white on the left of his images which have not yet undergone any treatment.


    VS’is an unusual detection that science owes to the community of amateur astronomers! On the night of Monday to Tuesday, September 14 at 12:39:30 a.m., an as yet unidentified celestial object crashed into the planet Jupiter. All while emitting a clearly detectable flash of light, including with equipment accessible to the general public.

    That evening, in Villey-le-Sec, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, Jean-Paul Arnoult, member of the Lorraine Astronomical Society, is installed in his personal observatory. Include a garden hut with a rolling roof allowing a telescope, connected to a camera and a computer, to point skyward. Enough to observe the firmament on a cool night without risking hypothermia! “It was then that I saw the impact take place before my eyes. I even woke up my wife to tell her. But, at the time, we remained incredulous, ”he tells the Point.

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