Comet ‘Shoemaker-Levy 9’ That Gave Jupiter Quite The Black Eye Was Discovered This Day, 24-Years Ago.
While the discovery per se was NOT big news, the cometary fragments slamming into Jupiter in July 1994 was indeed widely publicized and covered.
I remember watching it on TV.
This is a comet I am quite familiar with.
We learned a lot from it, especially the phenomenon of Jupiter capturing comets before they made it to the Sun.
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