Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet anniversary: The Jupiter collision that led NASA to study near-Earth objects.
This Huge Comet Impact on Jupiter Convinced NASA to Track Near-Earth Objects (Video)
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July 25 2014 3:17 PM

Shoemaker-Levy 9’s Legacy

The huge comet impact on Jupiter that helped convince NASA to track near-Earth objects.


Twenty years ago, a staggering comet crash on Jupiter led to some big changes on Earth.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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