Which of the following statements best characterizes the comet known as Shoemaker-Levy 9?

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    It returned to the Oort Cloud after a brief close encounter with Earth.
     It broke into a series of related objects that collided with the planet Jupiter.
     It will return again in the year 2014.
     It was first observed by Edmund Halley, confirming the predictions of Newton.
     It was photographed in a close approach by the spacecraft Giotto.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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It broke into a series of related objects that collided with the planet Jupiter.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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