Jupiter on July 17, 1994
Depicts: Shoemaker-Levy 9, Jupiter
Copyright: Hubble Space Telescope Jupiter Imaging Team
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Blue and far-ultraviolet (FUV) images of Jupiter taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 (WFPC-2) on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show how the appearance of the planet and of comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 impact sites differ at these two wavelengths (1400-2100 and 3100-3600 Angstroms).
The images, taken 20 minutes apart on 17 July 1994 (around 19:00 UT), show the impact sites on the south hemisphere, from left to right, of comet fragments C, A and E about 12, 23, and 4 hours after each collision. Jupiter's satellite Io is seen crossing above the center of the disk.
Last Update: 1 September 2019