The Hubble Space Telescope photographed atmospheric debris from a collision between Jupiter and an unknown object. The resulting impact left a large gash in the clouds of Jupiter. The object was probably the diameter of multiple football fields.
This is the best quality image of the resulting scar, meaning that Hubble’s repairs were successful.
The Cosmic Perspective
We are a bumper in a cosmic pinball game. Gargantuan chunks of rock careen through space. One never quite knows what will go where. Hopefully we will avoid calamity, but episodes like these remind you, we must be prepared…