Shoemaker-Levy 9

/ (ˈʃuːˌmeɪkə liːvaɪ) /


noun
  1. a comet that was captured into an orbit around Jupiter and later broke up, the fragments colliding with Jupiter in July 1995

Origin of Shoemaker-Levy 9

1
C20: after Carolyn Shoemaker (born 1929), Eugene Shoemaker (1928–97), and David Levy (born 1948), US astronomers, who discovered the orbiting fragments

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