Release 55 of 57

Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 "Gang Of Four"

Release date: May 18, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

This is a composite HST image taken in visible light showing the temporal evolution of the brightest region of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. In this false-color representation, different shades of red color are used to display different intensities of light.