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Shoemaker-Levy 9

/ˈʃuːˌmeɪkə liːvaɪ/
noun
1.
a comet that was captured into an orbit around Jupiter and later broke up, the fragments colliding with Jupiter in July 1995
Word Origin
C20: after Carolyn Shoemaker (born 1929), Eugene Shoemaker (1928–97), and David Levy (born 1948), US astronomers, who discovered the orbiting fragments
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