Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 1–9

The Shoemaker-Levy 9 spots on Jupiter: Their place in history

  • T. Hockey

DOI: 10.1007/BF00612878

Cite this article as:
Hockey, T. Earth Moon Planet (1994) 66: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00612878


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.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Hockey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA