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The breakup of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 due to its gravitational interaction with Jupiter in July, 1994 is simulated using a swarm model. In this simulation, the comet is modeled as an initially spherical distribution of 16,384 particles. The particles interact with the tidal field of Jupiter and with each other through inter-particle gravitation and collisions. All simulations were performed on the Maspar MP-2 at NASA-GSFC.

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    Space Science,Astronomy,NSDL,Chemistry,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Science,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Physics,Higher Education,Jupiter,Space science,Physical sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061002143202464T,Comet,Earth science,Space sciences,Geoscience,Graduate/Professional,NSDL_SetSpec_456144

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    English

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