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Jupiter Is Smashed by Over 6 Huge Fireballs per Year

The gas giant is known to be the target of some massive chunks of space debris, but now astronomers have a pretty good idea about how many big impacts can be seen from Earth.

May 19, 2016
1:22 PM EDT
Amateur astronomers capture an image of a fireball in Jupiter's atmosphere on March 17. | G. Kernbauer, J. McKeon, S. Voltmer