The Shoemaker-Levy 9 spots on Jupiter: Their place in history
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- Hockey, T. Earth Moon Planet (1994) 66: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00612878
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Historical observations of Jupiter were studied in a search for descriptions or depictions of spots of a magnitude comparable to that produced by the impacts of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments with Jupiter in July 1994. No such record was found. With the possible exception of the Great Red Spot, the Shoemaker-Levy 9 “G“ spot appears to be the most prominent jovian spot in history.