Battered Jupiter shows its wound
- Crash course. Mallon, Thomas // American Spectator;Jul94, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p26
Discusses the imminent bombardment of the planet Jupiter by fragments of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Description of Jupiter; Discovery of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9; Predictions on the event; Public reaction; Technological innovations in astronomy.
- Jupiter probe arrives just in time to study mess that comet left. Cowen, Robert C. // Christian Science Monitor;7/18/95, Vol. 87 Issue 162, p13
Reports on the findings of the research by the scientists on the impact of the fragments of the comet Shoemaker Levy 9 that hit Jupiter from July 16 to 24, 1994. Information released in July 1995 by Galileo Jupiter-explorer; Scientists findings and observations.
- Astronomers are poised for the `crash of 1994': Boom or bust? Benka, Stephen G. // Physics Today;Jun94, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p19
Discusses the possibility of Jupiter being hit by a boomerang snowball as astronomers around the world watch. Sighting of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9; Scheduled dates of Jupiter's encounter with the comet; Use of dynamical model to determine orbital and impact-time calculations; Observations of...
- Comet crash in plain sight. // Sky & Telescope;Nov94, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p11
Presents four photographs of the planet Jupiter showing the impact of the fragments of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Images relayed from the Galileo spacecraft.
- The great dark spots of Jupiter. O'Meara, Stephen James // Sky & Telescope;Nov94, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p30
Reports on the observations by astronomers of the impact of the fragments of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on the planet Jupiter. Unexpectedly bright fireball; Electromagnetic radiation detected; Black spots made by the fragments.
- Jupiter comet a smash hit. Asker, James R. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/25/94, Vol. 141 Issue 4, p20
Reports on the comet Shoemaker Levy 9's week-long collision into the planet Jupiter in July 1994. Energy equivalence of the explosions that followed the collisions; Photographs from Hubble Space Telescope; Observations from various aircraft; Issues that need to be resolved; Presence of dark...
- 1994's great comet crash. Burnham, Robert // Astronomy;Oct94, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p6
Discusses Comet Shoemaker Levy-9's crash on planet Jupiter on July 18, 1994. Author's observation of comet's crash using his friend's refractor; Impact sites on Jupiter; Astronomers' surprise over the impact of the crash; Question on impact of comet's crash on astronomy.
- Death of a comet. Eicher, David J. // Astronomy;Oct94, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p40
Discusses the crashes of fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 into the clouds of planet Jupiter on July 18, 1994. Disturbances in Jupiter's clouds as a result of crashes of fragments; Astronomers' observation of comet's impact on Jupiter; Discovery of comet in March 1993 by Gene and Caroln...
- Six inches enough for amateur astronomers. Chown, Marcus // New Scientist;6/25/94, Vol. 142 Issue 1931, p16
Focuses on the effect of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on the color of planet Jupiter's clouds. Collision of comet fragments on Jupiter; Effect of dust particles; Three dust components.
- Timing the crash. // Sky & Telescope;Feb94, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p11
Reports on various predictions on the time when Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 will hit Jupiter. Brian G. Marsden's prediction; Zdenek Sekanina and colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's predictions; Impossibility of making positional measurements from August through early December.