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Eugene Merle Shoemaker

1928 - 1997

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Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997) was an American geologist. He co-discovered Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn S. Shoemaker and David H. Levy. This comet hit Jupiter in July 1994: the impact was televised around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugene Merle Shoemaker has received more than 580,708 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Eugene Merle Shoemaker is the 88th most popular astronomer (up from 178th in 2019), the 1,361st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,767th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 88 out of 531Before him are Walter Baade, Wilhelm Tempel, Edward Emerson Barnard, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Eric Walter Elst, and Petrus Apianus. After him are Angelo Secchi, Antony Hewish, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, David Fabricius, and Johann Elert Bode.

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Among people born in 1928, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 75Before him are James Garner, James Randi, Tony Richardson, Carl Woese, Erik Bruhn, and Borisav Jović. After him are Colin Chapman, Sara Montiel, Gustav Leonhardt, Elias James Corey, Osamu Shimomura, and Daniel Nathans. Among people deceased in 1997, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 54Before him are Louis, Prince Napoléon, Cornelius Castoriadis, Bulat Okudzhava, Gerda Christian, Carl Gustav Hempel, and Stéphane Grappelli. After him are Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Alexander R. Todd, Yuri Nikulin, Miguel Najdorf, Narciso Yepes, and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 1,361 out of 18,182Before him are Oscar Robertson (1938), James Bond (1900), Susan Hayward (1917), Betty Ford (1918), Andie MacDowell (1958), and Charles Ives (1874). After him are Jack Elam (1920), John Heard (1946), Anthony Fauci (1940), Ben Gazzara (1930), George Armitage Miller (1920), and Ken Kesey (1935).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 15Before him are Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Vera Rubin (1928), Percival Lowell (1855), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Lewis A. Swift (1820), and Edward Emerson Barnard (1857). After him are Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), J. Allen Hynek (1910), James Van Allen (1914), Frank Drake (1930), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), and Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929).