Program: GN-2010A-DD-4

Title:Tracking the Aftermath of a Fireball in Jupiter's Atmosphere: 2010 June 3
PI:Glenn Orton
Co-I(s): Leigh Fletcher, Padma Yanamandra-Fisher, Brenden Fisher, Michelle Edwards, Olivier Mousis, Heidi Hammel, Imke de Pater


Two amateur observers independently confirmed the detection of a fireball in Jupiter's atmosphere at visible wavlengths on 2010 June 3 which lasted for several seconds. We wish to confirm whether this impact created a debris field that is detectable in Jupiter's upper atmosphere or whether it represents an extremely small impact that has no associated upwelling of processed debris from Jupiter, as was the case with nearly all of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts in 1994 and the 2009 July 19 imapct.

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