In March of 1993 comet Shoemaker-Levy was discovered and photographed. Pieces of the comet crashed on Jupiter. It was made of several small pieces traveling together. This group of photographs shows one piece, “G”, about to hit Jupiter.
Tom Herbst, Kurt Birkle, Ulrich Thiele, Max Planck Institut fuer Astronomie (Heidelberg, Germany), Doug Hamilton, Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik (Heidelberg, Germany), Hermann Boehnhardt, Alex Fiedler, Karl-Heinz Mantel, Universitaets-Sternwarte