Amateur Astronomer Films Jupiter Explosion


Amateur astronomer Dan Peterson filmed a comet making an explosive entry into Jupiter’s atmosphere and has provided viewers with the video.  For those of us interested in events happening outside of Terra, this is really cool footage.

Apparently the last asteroid strike on the planet in 2009 left a scar the size of the Pacific Ocean on the planet’s cloud tops.  That is huge!

To get a better idea of Jupiter’s size take a look at this image captured by the Cassini spacecraft.


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