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True Color Image of Multiple Impact Zones

True Color Image of Multiple Impact Zones


Depicts: Jupiter, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Copyright: Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team and NASA

Image of Jupiter with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Planetary Camera. Eight impact sites are visible. From left to right are the E/F complex (barely visible on the edge of the planet), the star-shaped H site, the impact sites for tiny N, Q1, small Q2, and R, and on the far right limb the D/G complex. The D/G complex also shows extended haze at the edge of the planet. The features are rapidly evolving on timescales of days. The smallest features in this image are less than 200 kilometers across. This image is a color composite from three filters at 9530, 5550, and 4100 Angstroms.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Jul-2024 10:54 UT

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