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".
About the Image
|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
Colours & filters
|410 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|550 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|953 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|