Thursday 24 July 2014

20 Years Ago - Shoemaker-Levy 9

Actually by this date 20 years ago, Jupiter was a mess from all the impacts.

I had an inside view of radio operations "lead" by Mike Bird starting the year before to determine
the background Jupiter would have at time of impacts:

As a result of this comet's discovery and the enormous public interest I decided to brave the German language and try to make comets, to explore their composition and physical chemistry, and present a
demonstration of comet models at the MPIfR Open Day in August 1994 in Bonn Germany. I had been interested in comets already for 40 years! And that interest continues today.

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