Release 961 of 1,073

Hubble Image of Comet Shoemaker-Levy First Fragment Impact With Jupiter

Release date: Jul 17, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Jupiter's cloudtops was taken at 5:32 EDT on July 16, 1994, shortly after the impact of the first fragment (A) of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. A violet (410 nanometer) filter of the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 was used to make the image 1.5 hours after the impact.