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Impact Jupiter : the crash of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

Author: David H Levy
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amateur astronomer and Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet co-discoverer David Levy recounts the story of the crash of the comet into the surface of Jupiter on July 16, 1994, and what the celestial impact taught scientists and the world.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levy, David H., 1948-
Impact Jupiter.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624798206
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David H Levy
ISBN: 0306450887 9780306450884
OCLC Number: 32925531
Description: xiv, 290 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Of comets, planets, and people --
A new comet --
A scorpion's embrace --
About comets --
The planet king --
Preparations begin --
Shoemaker-Levy 9 returns --
Slings and arrows of outrageous fortune --
A disabled ship --
Armageddon at Jupiter --
Fragments vaulting like rebounding hail --
Crashes, congress, clouds, and clothes --
Second star to the right, and straight on till morning --
The storm passes --
The day I heard the moon roar.
Responsibility: David H. Levy, co-discoverer of the comet.
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"On July 16, 1994 a world-shattering event occurred that would rivet our attention for six explosive days and go on to make history as the single most important celestial event of the century. Comet  Read more...

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