Jupiter and Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (D/1993 F2) impact
This and the following three drawings are of the Comet SL9 impact on Jupiter. In July 1992, SL9 swung around Jupiter and had its orbit changed and was ripped apart into a "train" of smaller comets by the giant planet to result in an impact two years later. On 18July1994, SL9 smashed into the clouds of Jupiter. These drawings were made only hours after the impact, as the comet hit on the planet surface facing 90 degrees from the Earth. No one knew what would happen, and SL9/Jupiter sure put on a surprising show. The comet was only a few km in diameter, compared to Jupiter at 140,000km. The damage was impressive to say the least.