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Month Long Evolution of the D/G Jupiter Impact Sites from Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9

Release date: Sep 29, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

This series of snapshots, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows evolution of the comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact region called the D/G complex. This feature was produced by two nuclei of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 that collided with Jupiter on 17 and 18 July 1994, respectively, and was later modified again by the impact of the S fragment on 21 July 1994.