Beginning on July 16, 1994 and continuing for 6 days, 22 pieces of comet Shoemaker/Levy 9 impacted Jupiter. This event is unique in astronomical history. These 16 slides show the best images of the impact events, from fireballs rising from Jupiter's limb to the dark scars left high in the atmosphere immediately after impacts. Further images show the spreading of the scars as Jupiter's winds carry the cometary material around the planet. Images from Hubble and Galileo highlight the set. Several slides show the evolution and breakup before the impact. Two final slides show the Davy crater chain on the Moon and a chain of craters on Jupiter's moon Callisto, both produced by similar cometary effects.
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