Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley was the first one to discover an impact zone on Jupiter the size of Earth. The impact has been confirmed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. It is still not known exactly what hit Jupiter.
This is only the second known object to hit Jupiter, the first being Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994. The object will only be visible for a few more days. This object will help scientists better understand Jupiter's role in our solar system.
"We are extremely lucky to be seeing Jupiter at exactly the right time, the right hour, the right side of Jupiter to witness the event. We couldn't have planned it better," said NASA scientist Glenn Orton, who confirmed Wesley's discovery.