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Artwork of first comet impacts on Jupiter, 1994


Artwork of first comet impacts on Jupiter, 1994


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Artwork of first comet impacts on Jupiter, 1994

Comet Shoemaker-Levy impact on Jupiter, July 1994. Artists impression of fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 approaching and striking the planet Jupiter. A few fragments of the comet are seen in the foreground. On the planet is a large explosion, caused as one of the fragments disintegrates in Jupiters atmosphere. 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 Jupiters gravity field during a close encounter in July 1992. The impacts will not be visible directly from Earth, but the effects on the atmosphere will be seen as the impact points rotate into view

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