Release 164 of 183

Color Hubble Image of Large Comet Impact on Jupiter

Release date: Jul 21, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

This Hubble telescope image of the giant planet Jupiter reveals the impact sites of two fragments from comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Twenty-one large chunks of the comet rained down upon Jupiter in July 1994.

The impact sites, located in the planet's Southern Hemisphere, are the dark spots in the upper left of the photograph.