Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 - Hubble Space Telescope
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragment G impact site on Jupiter
Hubble Space Telescope image of Jupiter showing the impact
site of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragment G. The image was
taken on 18 July 1994 about an hour and 45 minutes after
the impact. The impact site is the dark round area below
and right of the center of the frame, at about 45 S latitude.
Note the asymmetry of the circular features. The fragments
of Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacted Jupiter at about 60 km/s and
left traces in the atmosphere which could be observed for
many weeks. Jupiter has a diameter of 140,000 km and north
is at 10:00.
Full resolution size:
Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1994-07-18 T 09:19
Distance/Range (km): 860,000,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Area or Feature Type: clouds, impact site
Instrument: Hasselblad Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC-2)
Instrument Field of View (deg): 512 x 512, 8 Bit
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: HST-SL9G-5
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A
hst_sl9g_5.html Updated 24 January 2003, DRW.