Aftermath of the Biggest Explosion Ever Caught on Camera | Shoemaker-Levy 9

Published 2022-10-24
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All Comments (21)
  • @astrumspace
    Some of you (rightfully) pointed out in the comments of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai video that that explosion was not in fact the biggest explosion caught on camera, so here is the true winner of that title, Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashing into Jupiter, captured by Galileo and Hubble.
  • @KN-vz8dj
    I remember vividly being at the Nordic Optical Telescope on the night of the first impact. There was a French group there with a thermal IR camera attached to the 2.5m telescope. We were wondering if anything could be seen since the impact was just behind the "horizon" of Jupiter. You can imagine how our jaws dropped when that insanely bright spot emerged at the limb of Jupiter. One of my top moments in astronomy!
  • @mk1st
    So… we can safely say there are no more dinosaurs on Jupiter
  • @slinkerdeer
    I think the part I like about this most is the combination of probes used together which never had any intention of doing so when launched. To me, this fact really juxtaposes how much better things turn out when we work together.
  • @ebookwalter3
    My father had a massive telescope when I was a child, and I saw this as a little girl in July 1994 on our cul-de-sac. Needless to say, it fundamentally changed me, and put so much of our being here into perspective, even when I was (and probably still am) too young to understand. I still remember with great detail all of the black spots; they were everywhere. The whole neighborhood came out and we watched through the telescope together, taking turns. It was absolutely incredible. Thank you for posting this video; it’s taken me back.
  • I remember watching the news cover this story on a small tv when I was 11 years old. That was the first time I realized the unbelievable energy, force, and violence involved with these events, and my own insignificant helplessness against the universe.
  • @LysolMyFace
    The idea that Jupiter might be inadvertently protecting Earth is all the more reason why my instinctual decision as a child to make Jupiter my favourite planet was a good one.

    I’m loving this channel so much, I was never that into science but did find myself being fairly good at it and I really liked learning about space and it’s all so interesting, thanks for making these videos, both the king and short ones are really fun to listen to and learn from!

    And having both longer and shorter ones works really well to cater to what kind of mood or availability people have at any time. I’m sure a lot of people like to have the opportunity to learn new things but don’t have time, so shorter videos with fun facts and stuff are awesome!

    Then when they do have the time they can have a look at the longer videos to scratch the itch for wanting more than a short video.
  • @Why_Not360
    Watching your videos feels like traveling in spacecraft and listening to a tour guide about planets and cosmic events. Your videos are truly incredible.
  • @smcclure3545
    I gotta say, I think Carl Sagan would be so proud of the work you're doing for bringing wonder to new generations!
  • The timing of the position of Galileo, Ulysses, and Voyager 2 was just mind-blowing!
  • @Chaos8282
    Still remember seeing that go by back in the 90's.
  • This channel is quickly becoming one of my favorites on YouTube. You caught my attention with your video series on black holes. Your approach to teaching these subjects make it exciting to learn about and digestible to those (me) who do not have a background in science. Please keep uploading great content like this!!
  • @Andromedon777
    You are easily in my Top 5 favorite YouTuber channels. Every single time your production value, educational expertise, and music is masterful. Thank you
  • @rhayat10
    You didn't need a large telescope to see the impact sites. I saw them clearly, the very next day, with my 8" reflector. It was awe-inspiring.
  • I viewed the fresh scars in Jupiter's atmosphere with my backyard telescope. It was amazing!
  • @HoopTY303
    I would love to see a model of the full impact, not just what happened on the visible “surface” but the effects of the impact below the clouds!
  • @aarona3144
    It's amazing to see that unrelated probes can temporarily be diverted from their missions to assist in collecting data from this impact.
  • @Astrum
    Mr. McColgon, Thank you for your reporting. And also for your quick response to your corrections on your reporting. Not many would be as quick to admit and repair one's postings.
    Superb reporting!