The Great Comet Crash of '94

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 made history when it broke into 20 fragments and smashed into the planet Jupiter. All eyes, including those of the Hubble telescope, were trained on the planet for the impact. Eugene Shoemaker of the Lowell Observatory and Kenneth Carpenter of project operations for the Hubble, explain how today's technology made effective observation of the impact possible.

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