Jupiter -- the largest planet in the solar system -- just got whacked by an asteroid or a comet, and some stargazers have captured the planet's latest collision on camera.
Space.com reports amateur astronomer John McKeon was observing the gas giant by telescope from Swords, Ireland, on March 17 when he captured this stunning time-lapse video of something hitting Jupiter. McKeon was recording the transit of Jupiter's moons Io and Ganymede with an 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and his ASI120mm camera when something struck Jupiter, and he struck cosmic pay dirt.
"The original purpose of the imaging session was to get this time-lapse, with a happy coincidence of the impact in the second, last capture of the night," McKeon wrote in a YouTube video description.
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