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March 31, 1995 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1995-18

Hubble Tracks Jupiter Storms

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Jupiter
Object Description: Planet
Diameter: The planet has a diameter of roughly 89,000 (143,000 km) at the equator.
Average Distance The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the Sun is 5.2 astronomical units or roughly 483 million miles (778 million km).
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): February 13, 17, 18, 1995
Exposure Time: 55 minutes
Filters: F410N (Strömgren v), F555W (V), F673N ([S II])
Principal Astronomers: R. Beebe and A. Simon (NMSU), G. Orton (JPL), P. Gierasch (Cornell University), K. Rages (NASA Ames Research Center), A. Ingersoll (Caltech), J. Pollack (NASA Ames Research Center), C. Cunningham (ISTS), M Belton (NOAO).
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, R. Beebe, and A. Simon (NMSU)
Release Date: March 31, 1995