Jupiter Comet Impact

This image shows the aftermath of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9's impact with Jupiter. The impact sites of fragments C, A and E are visible on the southern hemisphere, from left to right and this image was taken 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:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9431c
Type:Observation
Release date:18 July 1994, 06:00
Size:472 x 440 px

About the Object

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

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Ultraviolet
Far-UV
160 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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