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In July of 1994, Jupiter was hit by a succession of comet fragments. The comet, Shoemaker-Levy, broke into at least 21 fragments prior to its impact with Jupiter. As these fragments collided with the planet, they left clearly visible marks in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Comet Shoemaker Levy collides with Jupiter

Here's a movie showing what it would be like to be riding a fragment of Comet Shoemaker-Levy as it crashed into Jupiter.


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