Hubble Shows Evolution of Ejecta from the "A" Comet Impact Site

Hubble Shows Evolution of Ejecta from the "A" Comet Impact Site

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News release ID: STScI-1994-38
Release Date: Jul 23, 1994
Image Use: Copyright
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This series of images, which spans more than five days beginning at 5:33 p.m. EDT on July 16, 1994, was obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 using the methane filter that reveals details in Jupiter's higher atmosphere. These images show the development of the ejecta from site A, formed by the impact of the first fragment of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. Frames b-f were obtained 19.5, 59.6, 90.4, 109.5, and 129.5 hours later than frame a respectively. Frames a, c, and e are seen near the edge of the planet where the viewing angle enhances bright cloud structure, while frames b, d, and f are viewed more face on.


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Astronomical, Comets, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Jupiter, Planets, Solar System

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team