|Eugene Merle Shoemaker|
Eugene Shoemaker at a stereoscopic microscope
April 28, 1928|
Los Angeles, California
|Died||July 18, 1997
Alice Springs, Australia
|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology
|Known for||Planetary science
Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9
|Notable awards||National Medal of Science (1992)
William Bowie Medal (1996)
James Craig Watson Medal (1998)
Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997), also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist. He was one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He was best known for co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy.
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