Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

Negative image of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (SL9), taken with the 1-metre Schmidt telescope, at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, in Chile. In 1992, SL9 was broken into pieces by the gravitational field of Jupiter. The fragments of SL9 then collided with the gas giant planet in 1994.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:sl-9-neg-full_0102-cc
Type:Observation
Release date:5 July 2011, 18:56
Size:4220 x 3493 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Solar System

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