References:

Mordecai-Mark Mac Low & Kevin Zahnle, "Explosion of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Entry into the Jovian Atmosphere," Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 434, L33 (1994).

Kevin Zahnle & Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, "The Collision of Jupiter and Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9," Icarus 108, 1 (1994).

J. Kelly Beatty & David Levy, "Awaiting the Crash," Sky & Telescope 87, 40-44 (1994).

This research is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration programs in Exobiology and Astrophysical Theory and by the National Science Foundation.

Production Credits:

Writing: Michael Schneider

Target Earth illustration: Steve Palmer, Pittsburgh.

Photograph of Mordecai-Mark Mac Low: Matthew Gilson, University of Chicago.

Comet's Final Orbit diagram by Jose R. Diaz. (c) 1993 Sky Publishing Corp. Reproduced with permission.

HTML layout/coding: Michael Schneider

Originally published in Projects in Scientific Computing, 1994, (c) Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 1994.

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