This is a video of Jupiter getting smacked with what's believed to be an asteroid or comet. Or at least that's what the governments would like you to believe. But I know better. That was an alien spaceship. Baby Superman, nooooooooo! Way to go, Jor-El.
As Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy reports, the collision occurred on March 17, but confirmation of the event only emerged this week.
Plait says that the asteroid or comet wasn't very large, probably measuring only a few hundred feet in diameter. But when it comes to celestial collisions, it's not the size of the impactor that counts. Owing to Jupiter's huge mass, the object must've have been accelerating rapidly, releasing a tremendous amount of kinetic energy on impact.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "I wish it would have been bigger." Exactly. And? "I wish it would have been earth." YEP. I really like you, you know what? How do you feel about us starting a cult together? "Can I design our costumes?" I INSIST you design our costumes.
Keep going for the video of the so close, yet so far away.
Thanks to Luc, Stephanie B and n0nentity, who agree we should build a powerful tractor beam to pull Pluto to earth and make it our moon so it gets the love it so rightfully deserves. Hang in there, little guy, daddy's coming!