Evolution of D/G Impact Sites on Jupiter

This series of snapshots, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, shows evolution of the comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact region called the D/G complex. This feature was produced by two nuclei of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 that collided with Jupiter on 17 and 18 July 1994, respectively, and was later modified again by the impact of the S fragment on 21 July 1994.

Credit:

H. Hammel, MIT and NASA/ESA

About the Image

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Id:opo9446a
Type:Collage
Release date:29 September 1994, 05:00
Size:800 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Surface : Impact

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