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Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

Galileo Image Gallery:
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

Galileo made the only direct observations of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments colliding with Jupiter in July 1994. The spacecraft's view complimented those of Earth-based observers - giving scientists their first complete study of a major impact between a large object and a planet's atmosphere.

Fragment W Impact
Fragment W: Four Image Composite
Fragment W: 12 Image Composite
Fragment N
Fragment K
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