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Japanese Amateur Astronomer Captures Stunning Jupiter Flash, Sparks Scientific Inquiry

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A recent video of a brilliant flash on Jupiter, taken by Japanese amateur astronomer Tadao Ohsugi, has gained widespread attention. Such flashes are believed to result from the impact of asteroids or comets from the outer reaches of our solar system colliding with Jupiter’s atmosphere. This particular flash is noted as one of the brightest ever documented on the planet.

According to a report published in The New York Times on September 15, Friday, an unidentified amateur astronomer in Japan captured this striking phenomenon in Jupiter’s atmosphere. This discovery has prompted scientists to launch further investigations. The astronomer, who remains unnamed, sent an email about the observation to Dr. Ko Arimatsu, an astronomer at Kyoto University. Upon receiving the email, Dr. Arimatsu issued a request for additional information.

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