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Friday, June 04, 2010

Thanks, Jupiter!





I think we all owe Jupiter a big thanks for once again saving our planet from obliteration. Jupiter, as you know, is the largest planet in our solar system and during our history has collected a lot of meteorites and asteroides running all around the solar system, thereby preventing them from staying in orbit and possibly hitting us.

Today, newsreports have been coming in about a large impact on Jupiter from an unknown object. There are even videos of the impact, where you can see the glow from the explosion.

Go check out the updates at Bad Astronomy, and check out the video (which actually made the headlines in one of Norways biggest papers; Go Science-reporters!) here.

1 comment:

  1. Nice one!

    Jupiter, our own cosmic vacuum cleaner 8)

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