Definition of Shoemaker–Levy 9 in English:

Shoemaker–Levy 9

Syllabification: Shoe·mak·er–Le·vy 9
Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞oˌmākər ˈlēvē ˈnīn
A comet discovered in March 1993, when it had just broken up as a result of passing very close to Jupiter. In July 1994 more than twenty separate fragments impacted successively on Jupiter, causing large explosions in its atmosphere.


named after Carolyn (1929–) and Eugene Shoemaker (1928–97), US astronomers, and David Levy (1948–), Canadian astronomer, discoverers of the comet.

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