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September 29, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1994-46

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

September 29, 1994: This series of snapshots, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows evolution of the comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact region called the DIG 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.

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Credit: H. Hammel. MIT and NASA