The Shoemaker-Levy 9 spots on Jupiter: Their place in history

  title={The Shoemaker-Levy 9 spots on Jupiter: Their place in history},
  author={T. Hockey},
  journal={Earth, Moon, and Planets},
  • T. Hockey
  • Published 1994
  • Physics
  • Earth, Moon, and Planets
Historical observations of Jupiter were studied in a search for descriptions or depictions of spots of a magnitude comparable to that produced by the impacts of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments with Jupiter in July 1994. No such record was found. With the possible exception of the Great Red Spot, the Shoemaker-Levy 9 “G“ spot appears to be the most prominent jovian spot in history. 
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