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Shoemaker-Levy 9

(ˈʃuːˌmeɪkə liːvaɪ)
n
(Celestial Objects) a comet that was captured into an orbit around Jupiter and later broke up, the fragments colliding with Jupiter in July 1995
[C20: after Carolyn Shoemaker (born 1929), Eugene Shoemaker (1928–97), and David Levy (born 1948), US astronomers, who discovered the orbiting fragments]
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This was followed by the fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 colliding with Jupiter in 1994.
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In July 1994, Hubble documented the never-before-seen string of comet collisions with Jupiter that resulted from the tidal breakup of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
In July 1994, Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 plowed into Jupiter, producing dark scars in the giant planet's atmosphere that were visible for weeks.
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Evidently this was a 'small' impact, similar to the smallest fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994.
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A similar spot occurred on Jupiter in 1994 when the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into the planet.
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1994 Photographs the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashing into Jupiter.