Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
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Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 an active comet by Terrence W. Rettig

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Published by Elsevier Science Ltd., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor] in [Oxford, England], [Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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Other titlesComet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
StatementTerrence W. Rettig and Joseph M. Hahn.
Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA/CR 207773., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-207773.
ContributionsHahn, Joseph Michael., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15553897M

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Unit Wrap-Up. Answer Key. Objectives. As a result of completing this unit, students will be able to: Use the Internet to find answers to research questions. Describe some of the most prominent characteristics of the planet Jupiter. Identify Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and the people who discovered it, and describe its July impact with Jupiter.   Fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter over a period of several days in July Fragments D and G struck Jupiter on 17 July at and 18 July at UTC, respectively. The relatively fresh fragment G impact has produced a concentric set of scars: an inner dark circle, an outer thin ring, and an outermost diffuse ring. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was a broke apart and crashed into Jupiter, in July The event was special because people could see, for the first time, how objects in the Solar System, outside Earth, collided. It caused a large amount of coverage in the comet was carefully watched by astronomers worldwide. The crash gave new information about Jupiter. Get this from a library! The great comet crash: the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter. [John R Spencer; Jacqueline Mitton;] -- Tells the story of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, from its discovery in March, , to its break-up in Jupiter's atmosphere in July, Includes information on comets and the findings of the scientific.

Eugene Shoemaker () is best known to the general public for his discovery, along with his wife, Carolyn, and author Levy, of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which slammed into the planet Jupiter in 1.   In March a previously unknown comet caught the attention of veteran comet spotters Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy.(See BIOGRAPHIES.)Most unusual about Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was its appearance; it looked like a string of glowing pearls. An early image made with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) revealed about 21 major separate cometary fragments strung out . The spectacular collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in July was a unique event in the history of observational astronomy. With a year's advance warning, astronomers and planetary scientists around the world were able to co-ordinate an observing campaign to . Get this from a library! Radio observations and theories of Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet. [Gordon T Holmes].

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was the ninth comet discovered by Gene Shoemaker, his wife Carolyn, and partner David Levy, in The comet had first broken apart in space in , after a close passage near the planet Jupiter, and then plunged directly into Jupiter on its very next pass by the giant planet in The crash of the comet into the planet, a once in a millennium event, has helped. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Collision with Jupiter. Some parts of this page were created before Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9—or "SL9"—collided with Jupiter. Other parts of the page have been updated more recently. (It might be interesting to compare predictions to what actually happened.). As to the solar comet eclipse of March 9, , perhaps it signifies the Lord's marking of the closure of the period of assembling, for His intent and purposes. The Shoemaker-Levy Comet Sign. A few years ago, the comet called Shoemaker-Levi broke into what is . This book is a photographic history capturing the drama of a cosmic catastrophe. The editors have assembled the best images from observatories in Hawaii, Arizona, California, Australia, Japan, and Europe to depict the great variety In July , the world was amazed and awed by the stunning images of fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashing /5.