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Date of Birth 1929Gallup, New Mexico, USA
Birth NameCarolyn Spellman Shoemaker

Mini Bio (1)

Carolyn Shoemaker was born in 1929 in Gallup, New Mexico, USA as Carolyn Spellman Shoemaker. She is known for her work on Asteroids: Deadly Impact (1997), Cosmic Travelers: Comets and Asteroids (1997) and Deep Impact (1998). She was previously married to Eugene Shoemaker.

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Eugene Shoemaker (1951 - 18 July 1997) (his death)

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Astronomer, expert on comets and asteroids.
Co-discoverer in 1993 with astronomer David Levy and her husband Gene of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, whose shattered pieces collided with the planet Jupiter the next year. Discover or co-discoverer of more than 30 other comets, twice as many as any other woman in history, and of hundreds of asteroids.

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