True colour Image of Multiple Impact Zones

Image of Jupiter with NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Planetary Camera. Eight impact sites are visible. From left to right are the E/F complex (barely visible on the edge of the planet), the star-shaped H site, the impact sites for tiny N, Q1, small Q2, and R, and on the far right limb the D/G complex. The D/G complex also shows extended haze at the edge of the planet. The features are rapidly evolving on timescales of days. The smallest features in this image are less than 200 kilometers across. This image is a colour composite from three filters at 9530, 5550, and 4100 Angstroms.

Credit:

Hubble Space Telescope Comet Team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9434a
Type:Observation
Release date:22 July 1994, 06:00
Size:705 x 665 px

About the Object

Name:Jupiter, Shoemaker-Levy 9
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
Near-IR
953 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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