Hubble Astronomers Watch First Impact of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter

Hubble Astronomers Watch First Impact of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter

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News release ID: STScI-1994-29
Release Date: Jul 17, 1994
Image Use: Copyright
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When astronomer Heidi Hammel saw the first raw images downlinked from the telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, she exclaimed, "In my dreams we couldn't have gotten any better!" Shown in this image are the scientists who saw those images as the telescope transmitted them to Earth.


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