Comet Shoemaker-Levy


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Comet Shoemaker-Levy

[¦käm·ət ¦shü‚māk·ər ′lē·vē]
(astronomy)
A comet that was torn apart by an encounter with Jupiter in 1992, and whose pieces collided with Jupiter over a period of a few days around July 22, 1994.
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A recent Time magazine cover story on Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 said of Levy: "In his collaboration with the Shoemakers, Levy is the romantic.
It was widely speculated that comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 may have been the origin of this water, but direct proof was missing.
With which planet did the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collide in 1994?
1994 Photographs the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashing into Jupiter.
Ever since the release of sci-fi thrillers like Armageddon and Deep Impact, and the 1994 collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy with Jupiter, "it's become difficult to inform people about newly discovered objects without being sensational," Binzel says.
In 1994, we were all spell bound as the 21 pieces of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 smashed into Jupiter leaving Earth-sized black "eyes.
David Levy, one of the discoverers of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, and Don Yeomans of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory also will participate in the discussion, said Caltech spokeswoman Stephanie Zeluck.
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter Home Page (accessed 12-19-1994).
As Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 races toward its mid-July collision with the planet Jupiter, considerable public attention is being focused on catastrophic impacts with the Earth--in the past and in the future.
Topping off Discover Astronomy is a full-screen Photo Gallery, which features stunning full-color astro-photographs of fascinating astronomical phenomenon, such as the doomed comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, the Horsehead Nebula, and Voyager 2 photos of Saturn and Neptune.
During the crossing, icy and rocky debris in the belt could crash into the planet's atmosphere and create the type of cosmic fireworks seen when Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter.