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Enlarged Impact A Site on Jupiter

Enlarged Impact A Site on Jupiter


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

This image of the aftermath of the collision of fragment A of P/S-L9 with Jupiter is similar to the violet (410 nanometer) image, except that the filter used enhances features containing methane.

The impact site is visible as a light streak and crescent-shaped feature, several thousand kilometers in size, in the lower left of the image.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Oct-2021 02:02 UT

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