Shoemaker-Levy 9

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the P-Q complex, also called the "gang of four' region, of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. It was taken on 1 July 1993 with the Planetary Camera before the December 1993 HST servicing mission. 


Dr. H. A. Weaver, Mr. T. E. Smith, and Mr. K. B. Jones (STScI), and NASA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:29 September 1994, 05:00
Size:600 x 200 px

About the Object

Name:Shoemaker-Levy 9
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Solar System

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