Shoemaker-Levy 9's Co-Discoverer Still Chasing Comets, 20 Years Later

10/06/2013 11:46
Date: 09 June 2013 Time: 07:00 AM ET

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Two decades after the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slammed into Jupiter, co-discoverer David Levy expressed delight that water in the planet's atmosphere was recently traced back to the colossal collision in 1994.

"I was blown away!" Levy told on May 31. It was as though the comet, he added, "said 'OK, I'm going to do this and you're going to watch', and that was that." [Read more] ...