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Earth's neighbours are millions of kilometres apart, but we still get a glimpse of them every now and then. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun, is the largest planet in the solar system and is one of the most studied planets due to its size and composition. On August 29,  amateur astronomy account  MASA Planetary Log released a stunning video of a gas giant. It captures the moment when a large space object collides with the surface of Jupiter. This account used sequential images to automatically graph Jupiter's surface from time to time. "When I woke up in the morning and opened X (Twitter), there was information that lightning had been observed on the surface of Jupiter. That night, when I watched the video from that time, I saw a flash," they said. "We were very lucky to be able to photograph this phenomenon as it happened." It is believed that a comet or asteroid hit the planet.  

Collisions with Jupiter are not uncommon. Due to its mass, which is greater than all the other planets combined, and its strong gravitational pull, it often attracts comets and asteroids, often protecting Earth in the process. The Organised Automated Telescope for the Study of Accidental Events (OASES) provided high-resolution images of the flash after the comet impacted Jupiter's atmosphere. It is interesting to observe some of the phenomena that occur in distant parts of the universe.

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