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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

July 23, 1994: 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.

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