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There's apparently a conflict at Wikipedia over confirmation of Caroline Shoemaker's death. The now-reverted source is a French-language blog, claiming she'd died on the 13 of August: https://blogs.futura-sciences.com/feldmann/2021/08/15/lastro...

I'm not finding another source confirming this presently.

Shoemaker is probably best known as one of the co-discoverers of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with Jupiter in July, 1994. It was the first time in modern astronomical history any such impact, let alone one of this magnitude was both predicted and observed.



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