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July 17, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1994-28

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

July 17, 1994: 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.

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Credit: H. Hammel, MIT and NASA