Keeping a Special Eye on Comet Shoemaker Levy-9


The Hubble Space Telescope is a "Special Eye" used by astronomers to observe celestial bodies in order to better understand the universe and our own planet. These celestial bodies may include stars, planets, galaxies, and comets.




Comet Shoemaker Levy-9 was one of the astronomical events that the Hubble Space Telescope covered. This comet was discovered on March 24, 1993, at the Mount Palomar Observatory in California. The three astronomers cited for this discovery are Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy.


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This page was created by Crystal Blackman and Paula Jaenichen. We have enjoyed working on this project and other endeavors dealing with the Can Do program here in South Carolina. We are looking forward to continuing this adventure into the next century.

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