WATCH: Massive Asteroid Collides With Jupiter With a Bang


An amateur Brazilian astronomer captured quite the event earlier this week when peaking into Jupiter's nock of the cosmic woods. Jose Luis Pereira filmed what many believe to be a massive asteroid or small comet collide with Jupiter's atmosphere before appearing to explode. See the video below!

It takes light roughly 23 minutes to reach Earth from Jupiter, so astronomers were really seeing the explosion at a delay of sorts.

Jupiter is no stranger to this sort of abuse, as strikes on Jupiter have been observed in 2019, 2018, 2016, 2012, 2010, and 2009. Most famously, Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into Jupiter in July of 1994 which left the gas giant planet scared for months.


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