Does Jupiter protect Earth or endanger it? | by Ethan Siegel | Starts With A Bang! | Sep, 2021


4 seconds of video, looped here, is sufficient to show the entirety of the September 13, 2021 impact event that occurred on Jupiter, as seen from Earth. Credit: José Luis Pereira (Brazil)

Even with all the recent impacts we’ve seen, it might be more “foe” than “friend” to us.

Ethan Siegel

On September 13, 2021, a brilliant, transient flash briefly illuminated Jupiter’s surface.

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