Release 178 of 205

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

Release date: Jul 23, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

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.