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Images Dated 18th February 1994

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Comet Shoemaker-Levy striking Jupiter Featured 18 Feb 1994 Image

Comet Shoemaker-Levy striking Jupiter

Comet Shoemaker-Levy impact on Jupiter, July 1994. Artist's impression of a vast explosion in the atmosphere of Jupiter caused by the disintegration of a fragment of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Over 20 fragments, each of more than 1 km diameter, are expected to hit the planet on 18-24 July 1994. The comet was broken apart by Jupiter's gravitational field during a close encounter in July 1992. The energy released in an average impact is equivalent to about 250, 000 hydrogen bombs. These impacts will not be visible directly from Earth, but the effects on the atmosphere will be seen as the impact points rotate into view