Fragmentation modelling of the 2019 August impact on Jupiter

  title={Fragmentation modelling of the 2019 August impact on Jupiter},
  author={Raman Sankar and Csaba Palotai and Ricardo Hueso and Marc Delcroix and Ethan Chappel and Agust{\'i}n S{\'a}nchez-Lavega},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
On 7th August 2019, an impact flash lasting $\sim1$s was observed on Jupiter. The video of this event was analysed to obtain the lightcurve and determine the energy release and initial mass. We find that the impactor released a total energy of $96-151$ kilotons of TNT, corresponding to an initial mass between $190-260$ metric tonnes with a diameter between $4-10$m. We developed a fragmentation model to simulate the atmospheric breakup of the object and reproduce the lightcurve. We model three… 

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