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Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
Image credit: NASA - Hubble Space Telescope.

Uploader comment: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on it's devastating approaches to Jupiter. Due to the extreme forces of Jupiters gravity field, the comet broke up into many smaller peices [as seen above] as it made it's way to it's historic 'rendezvous' with the giant planet in July 1994.

   

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