Comet hits Jupiter; Amateur astronomer captures images

jupiterAnthony Wesley, an amateur Australian astronomer had done something extraordinary by capturing images of collision between Jupiter and a huge comet.

Anthony Wesley was enjoying clear sky from the backyard of his rural home in Murrumbateman, north of Canberra, when he noticed something extraordinary on the Jupiter.

After capturing the images Mr. Wesley at once set about alerting the global space community via sending footage to various experts.

NASA has also confirmed Wesley's discovery that has trapped the attention of many astronomers.

Speaking on the topic, Anthony Wesley said, "It's a dream really for anyone who takes photographs of the planets and photographs of Jupiter to take a photograph of this type, really it's a dream come true for me."

Spaceweather. com, an astronomy site has also talked about the "scar" on the Jupiter made by the collision.