Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter
From July 16 through July 22, 1994,
pieces of an object designated as Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with
Jupiter. This is the first collision of two solar system bodies ever to
be observed, and the effects of the comet impacts on
Jupiter's atmosphere have been simply spectacular and beyond expectations.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 consisted of at least 21 discernable fragments with diameters
estimated at up to 2 kilometers.
News (Last Updated March 14, 2000)
- NASA Renames NEAR Spacecraft For Planetary Science Pioneer Gene Shoemaker
(NASA - March 14, 2000)
- New CDROMs With Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Data Available (Goddard Space Flight Center - July 29, 1999)
- Moon Burial For Eugene Shoemaker (BBC News - July 28, 1999)
- Eugene Shoemaker Ashes Carried on Lunar Prospector (University of Arizona - January 7, 1998)
- Eugene Shoemaker (1928-1997) (Brian Marsden - July 18, 1997)
- Chain of Impact Craters Suggested by Spaceborne Radar Images (NASA - March 20, 1996).
- Comet SL9 Home Page Tops 7 Million Accesses (March 1, 1996).
- Hubble Observes Comet SL9 Effects on Jupiter (February 22-23, 1996).
- Pic du Midi Images of Jupiter (February 3, 1996).
- New Galileo Jupiter Animations Available (JPL - February 2, 1996).
- Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Splits Again (Sky & Telescope - February 2, 1996).
- Galileo Probe Science Results (NASA - January 22, 1996).
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