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Retrospective search of comet D/Shoemaker-Levy 9

Comet D/Shoemaker-Levy 9, which has crashed into Jupiter in 1994, had been near around Jupiter as a satellite for several years before the impact. One examined old 58 pictures of Jupiter partially to find out the comet and detected 18 moving objects, and 4 objects of them were unknown new objects. This is an example that new objects can be buried in images taken for other purposes.

Copyright(C) Seiichi Yoshida (comet@aerith.net). All rights reserved.