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Can an asteroid strike Earth? One just crashed into planet Jupiter

It is generally believed that though asteroids have a great potential for harm, they are unlikely to crash into Earth. This was an asteroid, or similar object, striking Jupiter’s atmosphere. Speaking to space.com, Pereira, who had set up his camera equipment to capture photos and videos of Jupiter from Sao Paulo, said, “To my surprise, in the first video I noticed a different glow on the planet.” It was later confirmed that he had actually recorded a video of an actual impact of an object on Jupiter. Astronomers say that Jupiter gets hit by asteroids and other objects fairly frequently.

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