The “flash” of the impact was large enough to be seen through the telescope from Earth.
The size of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is 16,350 km (April 2017). This spot is 1.3 times the size of Earth’s.
There are other spots on Jupiter that are thousands of kilometers in diameter.
Perhaps this “object” that might fall to Earth was Jupiter pulling itself nicely. Can you guess what will happen in the “flash” when it falls to the Earth?
This crash is the latest proof of how crucial the role of gas giants in a solar system is to sustain life.
This is a reminder of how privileged the Goldilocks zone in which we are located is at the same time vulnerable …..