Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bombards Jupiter

Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Bombards Jupiter

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News release ID: STScI-1995-49
Release Date: Nov 29, 1995
Image Use: Copyright
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Hubble followed unexpected and dramatic changes in Jupiter's atmosphere caused by collisions with comet fragments. The titanic blasts left Jupiter with a temporarily ``bruised'' appearance, caused by black debris that was tossed high above the giant planet's cloudtops. (Image Released: July 1994)

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Credit: Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team and NASA