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Evolution of D/G Impact Sites on Jupiter

Evolution of D/G Impact Sites on Jupiter

Depicts: Jupiter, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Copyright: H. Hammel, MIT and NASA

The structure seen in earlier views has disappeared rapidly in the images taken on 30 July and 24 August, respectively. Almost all of the changes between the images are due to Jupiter's east-west winds that play a key role in the dispersing of the dark material.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
31-Jan-2023 14:04 UT

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