A lovely photo of Jupiter taken by Damian Peach in February 2017 shows something you may never have noticed: Jupiter is squished! But why? Let our resident Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, put his spin on this.
Earth is pretty lucky when it comes to being missed by potentially deadly bits of space rock, but that's not the case with Jupiter. It's a much bigger target, and things that might go right by us tend to slam into it, most recently on Monday. And this time, someone got it on video.