Flat Projection of Large Comet Impact on Jupiter

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the impact sites of fragments "D" and "G" from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 which collided with the giant planet Jupiter. The picture has been image processed to correct for the curvature of the disk of Jupiter, so that the spot appears flat, as if the viewer were hovering directly overhead.

The large feature was created by the impact of comet fragment "G" which impacted Jupiter on July 18, 1994. The smaller feature to the left was created on July 17, by the impact of comet fragment "D".

Credit:

HST Comet Team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9436a
Type:Observation
Release date:23 July 1994, 06:00
Size:3496 x 4288 px

About the Object

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

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410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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953 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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