Accurate (within 1 pixel) comparison of Jupiter, Earth, and the Great Red Spot. Created from image; Earth as seen from Apollo 17 and image of Jupiter by the Cassini spacecraft. Credit: NASA.

There is no news that Jupiter by its size and gravity acts as a huge gravity “vacuum cleaner” in the solar system, attracting asteroids, meteors, and comets. To hit Jupiter instead of any other planet in our solar system, such as Earth.


Last year an amateur astronomer named Dan Peterson of Racine from Wisconsin, filmed the below video of Jupiter and posted it online. Another astrophotographer, George Hall, discovered that the film had captured a massive explosion.