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2015-03-23 12:48:31

Want to get a celestial event or object named after you? Here's how and where to report your amateur findings.

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2010-09-09 14:40:00

Amateur astronomers working with professional astronomers have spotted two fireballs lighting up Jupiter's atmosphere this summer, marking the first time Earth-based telescopes have captured relatively small objects burning up in the atmosphere of the giant planet.

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2010-06-04 12:00:00

An amateur astronomer in Australia reported witnessing a bright flash from an object hitting Jupiter and apparently burning up in the atmosphere.

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2007-04-04 13:20:00

In a galaxy far, far away, a massive star suffered a nasty double whammy.