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July 23, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1994-38

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

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Hubble Shows Evolution of Ejecta from the "A" Comet Impact SiteSTScI-PRC1994-38

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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. Frames b-f were obtained 19.5, 59.6, 90.4, 109.5, and 129.5 hours later than frame a respectively. Frames a, c, and e are seen near the edge of the planet where the viewing angle enhances bright cloud structure, while frames b, d, and f are viewed more face on.

Object Names: Jupiter, Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team

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Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame A: July 16, 1994 Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame A: July 16, 1994 Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame B: July 17, 1994 Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame B: July 17, 1994 Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame C: July 19, 1994 Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame C: July 19, 1994 Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame E: July 21, 1994 Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame E: July 21, 1994 Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame E: July 21, 1994 Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame E: July 21, 1994 Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame F: July 22, 1994 Image Type: Astronomical Jupiter Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Frame F: July 22, 1994

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