Perhaps the biggest score in amateur astronomy is when you are the first to find a comet says... Perhaps the biggest score in amateur astronomy is when you are the first to find a comet, says... Imact of fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter -- July 1994 (NASA-Hubble Space Telescope)... Imact of fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter -- July 1994 (NASA-Hubble Space Telescope)... In the spring of 1993 a very curious comet was discovered. This comet was not single but a string... In the spring of 1993, a very curious comet was discovered. This comet was not single, but a string... click to enlarge In the discovery chart itself Angel sits on the Uranus-Pluto midpoint as well as... click to enlarge In the discovery chart itself, Angel sits on the Uranus-Pluto midpoint as well as... Meeting meteors Another field for amateur stargazers is meteor showers Bakich says. The most basic... Meeting meteors Another field for amateur stargazers is meteor showers, Bakich says. The most basic... A newly named asteroid 10938=lorenzalevy is making its way around the solar system. SOARS protégé... A newly named asteroid, 10938=lorenzalevy, is making its way around the solar system. SOARS protégé... Get Wallpaper Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet Photograph courtesy Dr. H. A. Weaver and Mr. T. E. Smith... Get Wallpaper Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet Photograph courtesy Dr. H. A. Weaver and Mr. T. E. Smith,... In July of 1994 Comet Shoemaker-Levy struck the planet Jupiter depositing 7 × 10 22 joules of... In July of 1994, Comet Shoemaker-Levy struck the planet Jupiter , depositing 7 × 10 22 joules of... The orbit of the comet took it close to both Jupiter and Saturn so it had been in a chaotic... The orbit of the comet took it close to both Jupiter and Saturn, so it had been in a chaotic... Get Wallpaper Comet Impacts on Jupiter Photograph courtesy Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team... Get Wallpaper Comet Impacts on Jupiter Photograph courtesy Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team... Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994. click to enlarge In the discovery chart itself Angel sits on the Uranus-Pluto midpoint as well as... click to enlarge In the discovery chart itself, Angel sits on the Uranus-Pluto midpoint as well as... Asteroid Spotting: Skywatchers to Glimpse Close Flyby [ Bericht 7% gewijzigd door -CRASH- op... Asteroid Spotting: Skywatchers to Glimpse Close Flyby [ Bericht 7% gewijzigd door -CRASH- op... Meteorites Asteroids and Comets Meteorites, Asteroids and Comets About the same time their colleague and member of their asteroid search team David Levy made... About the same time, their colleague and member of their asteroid search team, David Levy, made... Each nucleus crash had hurled material high above Jupiter. The flashes and high temperatures... Each nucleus crash had hurled material high above Jupiter. The flashes and high temperatures... It's in vogue now--largely because of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (SL9) an object discovered by people... It's in vogue now--largely because of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (SL9), an object discovered by people... Each impact resulted in a bright flash on the limb of Jupiter. When the Jovian rotation brought them... Each impact resulted in a bright flash on the limb of Jupiter. When the Jovian rotation brought them... The idea of Jupiter as protector was first proposed by planetary scientist George Wetherill in 19941... The idea of Jupiter as protector was first proposed by planetary scientist George Wetherill in 19941... The period of heavy bombardment estimated to have occurred between 4.1-3.8 billion years ago must... The period of heavy bombardment, estimated to have occurred between 4.1-3.8 billion years ago, must... Each impact resulted in a bright flash on the limb of Jupiter. When the Jovian rotation brought them... Each impact resulted in a bright flash on the limb of Jupiter. When the Jovian rotation brought them... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image 1986)... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image, 1986)... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image 1986)... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image, 1986)... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image 1986)... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image, 1986)... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image 1986)... Halley's Comet (~ 10km) studied in some detail in 1986. Nucleus of Halley's Comet (ESA image, 1986)... (Asteroid Ida and its satellite Dactyl.) The Galileo mission is only one of several astronomy... (Asteroid Ida and its satellite Dactyl.) The Galileo mission is only one of several astronomy... Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet are large and go very fast because they come from far away They can do... Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet are large, and go very fast because they come from far away They can do... Pieces of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 which had earlier broken up after passing too close to Jupiter... Pieces of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which had earlier broken up after passing too close to Jupiter,... This figure shows the asteroid slightly after the close encounter with Earth; Note that tidal... This figure shows the asteroid slightly after the close encounter with Earth; Note that tidal... On the plus side the study of near-Earth asteroids may have another benefit besides warning us of... On the plus side, the study of near-Earth asteroids may have another benefit besides warning us of...
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