SHOTS FIRED Jupiter is flinging asteroids at Earth ‘like a sniper’, top scientist warns

SHOTS FIRED Jupiter is flinging asteroids at Earth ‘like a sniper’, top scientist warns

by Charlotte Edwards, The Sun

JUPITER is being accused of actively flinging dangerous objects into the inner solar system that could impact Earth.

Some space experts believe the huge planet protects Earth from comets and asteroids but new research has suggested that it may actually be doing the opposite.

The popular Jupiter Shield theory proposes that the planet acts like a giant space shield due to its huge mass causing it to suck in or deflect dangerous debris.

However, this shield theory is slowly falling out of favour and one of the leading critics is space expert Kevin Grazier.

He’s published several papers explaining why he thinks Jupiter is a “sniper rather than a shield”.

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