UV Image of Multiple Impact Zones

Ultraviolet image of Jupiter taken by the Wide Field Camera of the Hubble Space Telescope. The image shows Jupiter's atmosphere at a wavelength of 2550 Angstroms after many impacts by fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

Credit:

Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9435a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 July 1994, 06:00
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
255 nm Hubble Space Telescope

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