Jupiter's Comet Collision Sites As Seen in Visible and Ultraviolet Light

This comparison of visible light (blue) and far-ultraviolet (FUV) images of Jupiter taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 (WFPC-2) on NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show how the appearance of the planet and of comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 impact sites differ at these two wavelengths (1400-2100 and 3100-3600 Angstroms). The images taken 20 minutes apart on July 17,1994 (around 19:00 UT), show the impact sites on the south hemisphere, from left to right, of comet fragments C, A and E, about 12, 23, and 4 hours after each collision. Jupiter's satellite 10 is seen crossing above the center of the disk, and the famous Great Red Spot is near the eastern limb.

Credit:

Hubble Space Telescope Jupiter Imaging Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9431a
Type:Collage
Release date:18 July 1994, 06:00
Size:1024 x 768 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Far-UV
160 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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