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May 18, 1994 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1994-21

Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 "Gang Of Four"

May 18, 1994: This is a composite HST image taken in visible light showing the temporal evolution of the brightest region of comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9. In this false-color representation, different shades of red color are used to display different intensities of light.

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Credit: Dr. Hal Weaver and T. Ed Smith (STScI), and NASA