13. Colliding worlds

Fig. 13.1.
Fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
Fig. 13.2.
Final orbit of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
Fig. 13.3.
Dark impact scars of comet fragments hitting Jupiter
Fig. 13.4.
Fatal impact of a comet into the Sun
Fig. 13.5.
Death of a sungrazer
Fig. 13.6.
Minor and major planets in the innermost solar system
Fig. 13.7.
The Tunguska explosion
Fig. 13.8.
Meteor crater
Fig. 13.9.
Wolf Creek impact crater
Fig. 13.10.
Shatter cones
Fig. 13.11.
Site of impact that wiped out the dinosaurs
Fig. 13.12.
Cosmic impact probabilities
Fig. 13.13.
Asteroid streak
Fig. 13.14.
Near-Earth asteroid
Fig. 13.15.a
Suspected asteroid collision leaves trailing debris
Fig. 13.15.b
Suspected asteroid collision leaves trailing debris
Fig. 13.16.summary
Summary Diagram
Fig. 13.1.
Fig13_1 CMB spectrum
Fig. 13.2.
Fig13_2 Map of Infant Universe
Fig. 13.3.
Fig13_3 Ripple Data
Fig. 13.4.
Fig13_4 Merging galaxies
Fig. 13.5.
Fig13_5 Star formation rates
Fig. 13.6.
Fig13_6 Seyfert galaxy
Fig. 13.7.
Fig13_7 The radio galaxy Cygnus A
Fig. 13.8.
Fig13_8 The bright radio source Virgo A
Fig. 13.9.
Fig13_9 galaxy NGC 5128 and the bright radio galaxy Centaurus A
Fig. 13.10.
Fig13_10 Supermassive Black Hole NGC 1097
Fig. 13.11.
Fig13_11 Accelerating universe
Fig. 13.12.
Fig13_12 Hubble diagram

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University