Celestial smash-up

Watson, Traci
July 1994
U.S. News & World Report;7/18/94, Vol. 117 Issue 3, p48
Reports that beginning on July 16, 1994, pieces of a shattered comet will hurtle at 134,000 miles per hour into the planet Jupiter. Scientific hopes that this natural experiment will yield new insights about Jupiter's atmosphere and interior and shed light on the mysterious ways of comets; Findings which could call into question the leading hypothesis about the solar system's birth. INSETS: The path of destruction;Could a collision happen here?.


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