Hubble Images From Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment W Collision with Jupiter

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The images are provided courtesy of the HST Science Team

Sequence showing the impact of fragment W and evolution of the plume.

 Pre-impact, red filter, 8:03 UT
 Bolide entry, green filter, 8:06 UT
 Initial fireball, blue filter, 8:09 UT
 Plume, violet filter, 8:16 UT
 Plume collapse, methane filter, 8:20 UT
 Plume collapse, methane filter, 8:23 UT


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Author/Curator:
Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
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NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov
Updated: 27 June 2000, DRW.