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 17 May 1994 with the WFPC2 (in “wide field” mode).


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:2829 x 921 px

About the Object

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

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