Photos:

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's Epic Crash with Jupiter in Pictures

PREVIOUS | NEXT
1 of 9

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragments

Credit: JPL/NASA/STScI
In July 1994, the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into Jupiter after breaking apart into many pieces. Astronomers around the world watched the epic comet…Read More »





crash in real-time with telescopes and spacecraft. You can see some of those photos in this Space.com gallery. In This View: These repeated observations taken in July 1994 show how Jupiter sucked up the fragments of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 after their repeated impacts.    Less «
More from Space.com