By Keith S Noll; Harold A Weaver; Paul D Feldman; Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.)

The stunning collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy nine with Jupiter in July 1994 was once a different occasion within the historical past of astronomy. With a year's boost caution, astronomers and planetary scientists all over the world have been in a position to coordinate an watching crusade to trace the development in extraordinary aspect. A 12 months after the development, a workshop on the area Telescope technological know-how Institute supplied the 1st chance for them to compile their observations and foster a brand new knowing of the impression. during this booklet, the editors current fifteen invited reports from authors chosen as foreign leaders within the examine of the influence and its aftermath. they've got edited and organized the chapters to supply an intensive and finished assessment of our wisdom of the development. whereas our knowing of the influence will evolve with destiny paintings, this e-book presents an outstanding starting place for brand new insights

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