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66 million-years-ago, a giant meteor slammed into Earth that we suspect wiped out the dinosaurs. Jupiter's giant mass is able to sweep up asteroids and comets. Sometimes it prevents them hitting the Earth, other times it sends them on a direct collision course with our planet. Image shows: CG illustration of an asteroid hitting Earth. #theplanets continues tonight 9pm on @bbctwo For more info and to find out where to watch where you are, click the link in our bio.....#space #earth #planets #solarsystem #nasa #bbcearth #earthlovers #spacephotography #astronomy #stars #galaxy #universe #nature #photography #cosmos #alien #spacex #blackhole #sky #astronaut #photooftheday #astrophotography #telescope #spaceexploration

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