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Irish amateur astronomer captures epic moment space rock crashes into Jupiter

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AN IRISH amateur astronomer has captured brilliant footage of what is thought to be a comet or asteroid crashing into Jupiter.

John Mckeon posted a time-lapse video online which shows the moment of impact.

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Mr Mckeon was one of two people who captured the incredible scenes – the other being Austrian Gerrit Kernbauer.

He used his 11-inch backyard telescope to film the impact, and the video has been viewed almost 300,000 times.

Watch the video below:

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