Only Herschel was able to provide the sensitive spectral imaging needed to find the missing link between Jupiter's water and the 1994 impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
," Thibault Cavalie of the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, lead author of the paper said.
After seeing Shoemaker-Levy 9
crash into Jupiter, people began to pay closer attention to objects that could strike Earth.
Levy is a world-renowned author and discoverer of comets, most notably Shoemaker-Levy 9
, which collided with Jupiter in 1994.
Spaceguard funding gushed after the dramatic impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
into Jupiter in 1994, as we Earthlings sought to protect our own planet from a similar event.
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.
Scientists traced a similar structure in Jupiter's rings--spied by the Galileo probe--to debris littered by comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
as it crashed into that planet in 1994.
Exactly 15 years after the famous bombardment of Jupiter by comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
(SL9), a new impact site appeared on 2009 July 19.
1994 Photographs the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
crashing into Jupiter.
In response to a request by NASA employees, Celestis arranged to place ashes of Eugene Shoe maker, a co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
, which hit Jupiter in 1994, on a lunar orbiter.
Credited, with his wife, for the discovery of about 20 comets and 800 asteroids, Mr Shoemaker gained worldwide fame as a co-discoverer of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
, which crashed into Jupiter in 1994.
The codiscoverer of Jupiter-colliding Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
explores the science and mystique of comets.
Hubble spies "bruises" on Jupiter's surface from fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
as the comet slams into the planet.