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. 

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9443b
Type:Observation
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
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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