Something just hit Jupiter

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Just our big girl doing a fine job at vaccuuming hazardous space trash Must have been one hell of a rock for a flash that big


Something about the wording of the title threw me off, like I expected some alien armada bumped into the planet and pushed it off it’s orbit or something. In any case I’ll take Jupiter sucking in another Shoemaker-type object over us taking the impact.


Just a few bruises in the region of the splash.


They don’t call her the shepherd off the solar system for nothing


Why do things explode on impact if it’s a gas giant? Are the pressures really that high?