Shoemaker-Levy 9(redirected from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9)
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Shoemaker-Levy 9(ˈʃuːˌmeɪkə liːvaɪ)
(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]