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a comet that was captured into an orbit around Jupiter and later broke up, the fragments colliding with Jupiter in July 1995
C20: after Carolyn
(born 1929), Eugene
(1928–97), and David
(born 1948), US astronomers, who discovered the orbiting fragments
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