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Comet Shoemaker Levy 9

This comet doesn't exist any more. But it gave us a good show.

In July 1994 Shoemaker Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter. We only saw the impact in its atmosphere. Long before the comet got disrupted by Jupiter's gravitation into at least 21 parts. Nearly for one year the results of this impact could be seen in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Diameter: 2 - 10 km

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The impact in Jupiter.
Photo: Nasa

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