Jupiter Comet Impact

This image of Jupiter shows the remarkable spreading of the clouds of smoke and dust thrown into the atmosphere after the impacts of the fragments of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. These dark regions provide the only information ever obtained on the wind direction and speed in Jupiter's upper atmosphere.

Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9444e
Type:Observation
Release date:29 September 1994, 05:00
Size:1263 x 1194 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Far-UV
160 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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