Auroral Emmision Arcs

This far-ultraviolet image of Jupiter taken with NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) shows narrow auroral 'arcs' that appeared at northern mid-latitudes following the impact of the K nucleus fragment of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9.

Credit:

John T. Clarke (U. of Michigan), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9448a
Type:Collage
Release date:29 September 1994, 05:00
Size:600 x 854 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Far-UV
160 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
366 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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