Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (formally designated D/1993 F2, nicknamed String of Pearl for its appearance) was a comet that broke apart and collided with Jupiter in July 1994, providing the first direct observation of an extraterrestrial collision of solar system objects. This generated a large amount of coverage in the popular media, and the comet was closely observed by astronomers worldwide. The collision provided new information about Jupiter and highlighted its role in reducing space debris in the inner solar system.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135750895
  • 9786135750898