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Shoemaker-Levy 9: Comet Collision with Jupiter Quiz

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1. What celestial body did the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collide with in 1994?

2. Who were the discoverers of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9?

3. Why was the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 significant to scientists?

4. In what year was comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 discovered?

5. How many fragments was Shoemaker-Levy 9 estimated to have broken into before the impact?

6. What caused Shoemaker-Levy 9 to break into multiple fragments?

7. How long did the impacts of Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter last?

8. Which telescope was crucial in observing the collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter?

9. What were the dark spots observed on Jupiter's surface after the collision of Shoemaker-Levy 9?

10. How long were the impact scars of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 visible on Jupiter?