In fact, Hubble also witnessed the collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
with Jupiter, providing another perspective of the impact sites.
It was widely speculated that comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
may have been the origin of this water, but direct proof was missing.
1994 Photographs the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
crashing into Jupiter.
Hubble spies "bruises" on Jupiter's surface from fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
as the comet slams into the planet.
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.
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.
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.
The evidence for an asteroid comes in part from comparing Hubble images of the 2009 impact site with those Hubble took in 1994, when comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
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.
So if you then move out beyond Mars you get to Jupiter - the planet recently hit by Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9