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Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 (cometary designation: D/1993 F2) is the 22nd Celestial Body and the 1st Comet object obtained in The Beyond Bubble Universe, which can generate Stardust.

In-Game Description[]

"Discovered circling Jupiter in 1993, Shoemaker Levy 9 was the first comet to be observed orbiting a planet. When it collided with Jupiter in 1994, it became the first comet ever to be observed crashing into a planet's surface."

Traits[]

Common[]

  • Jupiter Collision (Speed):

"After being pulled into orbit of Jupiter, Comet Shoemaker Levy 9 broke apart in 1992 and collided with the gas giant in 1994. This was the first time humans were able to observe an extraterrestial collision."

  • Scarred Red Spot (Payout):

"When Shoemaker Levy 9 crashed into the surface of Jupiter, it left marks. Scars were visible on the planet for months after the impact, especially in the Great Red Spot where much of the debris landed."

Rare[]

  • Comets (Payout):

"Comets are small, icy bodies that orbit the Sun and are sometimes visible from Earth. As they get closer to the Sun, the Sun's heat causes them to release gases that form a cloudy aura or tail."

Epic[]

  • Speed of Light (Speed):

"The speed of light is the rate at which light and all massless particles travel through a vacuum. While it can seen instantaneous from up close, over long distances this speed limit becomes very noticeable. The theory of relativity relates to the speed of light."

  • Cosmic Gravity (Payout):

"Gravity is one of the fundamental forces and key to understanding how the universe works. Using Newton's principles, astronomers can explain how stars and planets form, predict their mass and motion, and infer the existence of dark matter."

  • Goldilocks Zone (Discount):

"The Goldilocks Zone, also called the Habitable Zone, is the region around a star with conditions necessary for a planet that can sustain life. Planets like Earth, with surface water and breathable atmospheres, might be found in these zones in other systems."

Fragments[]

Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 broke appart into 21 fragments due to a close encounter with Jupiter in 1992.

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Achievements[]

  • Carolyn's Comets (Rank 5):

"Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker, two of the three discoverers of Comet Shoemaker Levy 9, were a married couple who were both astronomers. Carolyn once held the record for the most comets discovered by an individual."

  • Cleaning House (Rank 8):

"Jupiter is what some astronomers call a "cosmic vacuum cleaner." Its rate of impacts from comets like Shoemaker Levy 9 and other objects caught in its immense gravity is up to 8,000 times that of Earth."

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