Shoemaker Levy 9
  • One of many comets discovered by David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker in Arizona, USA, this one found short-lived fame in July 1994 during its impact with the planet Jupiter, of which the effects on Jupiter’s cloud system were widely observed from the Earth. The comet had already been broken up by Jupiter’s gravitation and many scars on the Jovian cloud system were observed as its pieces hit the planet.

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