Quantcast

Latest Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Stories

ESA Discovers Origin Of Jupiter's Mysterious Atmospheric Water
2013-04-23 13:41:09

The European Space Agency says it has unraveled the mystery as to the origin of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter. Observations from the Herschel space observatory found that the observable water deposits were left there from an impact.

2c7051a6242dc71af0caac53914c0aa0
2011-08-03 09:04:24

In August of 2016, when NASA's Juno Mission begins sending back information about the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, research done by Georgia Institute of Technology engineers using a 2,400-pound pressure vessel will help scientists understand what the data means.

f06d2301df2fff48b577fe0b034d2ecc1
2011-03-31 15:00:00

Like forensic scientists examining fingerprints at a cosmic crime scene, scientists working with data from NASA's Cassini, Galileo and New Horizons missions have traced telltale ripples in the rings of Saturn and Jupiter back to collisions with cometary fragments dating back more than 10 years ago.

2bef2bfc8f38c0eb1b8ea88171dadfba1
2011-01-26 14:10:07

A hurtling asteroid about the size of the Titanic caused the scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere on July 19, 2009.

25ecd22e53727ca4bde9df414b2436a91
2010-06-12 06:30:00

On June 3rd, 2010, a comet or asteroid descended from the black of space, struck Jupiter's cloudtops, and disintegrated, producing a flash of light so bright it was visible in backyard telescopes on Earth.

97bcd14f10bcba4490aaf372a8f764c31
2010-06-04 12:00:00

An amateur astronomer in Australia reported witnessing a bright flash from an object hitting Jupiter and apparently burning up in the atmosphere.

ea6525d82220927616ac9cba72d2bea51
2010-06-03 09:25:00

Without warning, a mystery object struck Jupiter on July 19, 2009, leaving a dark bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean.

41c28516b8496e4b2a0550ed5769dc981
2010-05-20 09:35:00

The Planetary Sciences Group at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has published the first results of research into one of the recent events that has sparked off maximum interest in the world of astronomy: the impact of a large-sized celestial body on the planet Jupiter last July.

2009-09-14 11:28:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites the public to travel to Jupiter from the comfort of one of 38 Science On a Sphere theaters around the globe.

06b238d0d99df3a087535da8e24fbdf11
2009-09-14 06:23:13

Comet 147P/Kushida-Muramatsu was captured as a temporary moon of Jupiter in the mid-20th century and remained trapped in an irregular orbit for about twelve years.


Latest Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Reference Libraries

4_a1f45007e4ba3245f73f0d92a861c7f62
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter -- in astronomy, fifth planet from the sun and largest planet of the solar system. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.3 million km) from the sun; its period of revolution is 11.86 years. In order from the sun it is the first of the Jovian planetsJupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptunevery large, massive planets of relatively low density, having rapid rotation and a thick, opaque...

3_8254e27b9fccec1aaab3b9785e39d79f2
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Near-Earth Asteroid -- Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) are asteroids whose orbit intersects Earth's orbit and which may therefore pose a collision danger, as well as being most easily accessible for spacecraft from Earth. In fact, some near-Earth asteroids can be reached with much less ΔV than the Moon. The most famous near-Earth asteroid is 433 Eros that was visited by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous probe. A few hundred such near-Earth asteroids are known, ranging in size up...

3_c938a537b7d52e79e3bb2580d9630a322
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 -- Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 is so-named because it was the ninth short-period comet discovered by Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy. It was first detected in a photograph taken on the night of March 24, 1993 with the 0.4-meter Schmidt telescope at the Mount Palomar observatory in California, and subsequently observed by many other astronomers. The comet was extremely unusual because it was in fragments, evidently due to a close encounter with the planet...

More Articles (3 articles) »
Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.