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X and the City by John A. Adam

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Chapter 24

DISASTER IN THE CITY?

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Hollywood is very fond of making disaster movies about volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, meteoric impacts, and alien invasions, among other threats to us Earthlings. In July 1994 there was an alien invasion of sorts—on the planet Jupiter. The following news flash [41] can be found on California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) website:

From July 16 through July 22, 1994, pieces of an object designated as Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter. This is the first collision of two solar system bodies ever to be observed, and the effects of the comet impacts on Jupiter’s atmosphere ...

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