Impact A Site
Depicts: Jupiter, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Copyright: Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team, and NASA
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A natural color Hubble Space Telescope view of the full disk of the giant planet Jupiter shows numerous comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact sites as seen on July 22, 1994. The A impact site is on the lower left limb. From left to right the features are: the A site; the E-F complex near the white oval southwest of the Red Spot; the dispersing
H site to the southeast of the Red Spot; and the site of Q, near the eastern edge. Comet fragment A impacted on July 16, E and F on July 17, H on July 18 and Q on July 20. The image was taken with the Wide Field & Planetary Camera-2 (WFPC2) in wide-field mode.
Last Update: 1 September 2019