PIA01263: Jupiter G Impact Evolution

Jupiter G Impact Evolution


This mosaic of WFPC-2 images shows the evolution of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 G impact site on Jupiter. The images from lower left to upper right show: the impact plume at 07/18/94 07:38 UT (about 5 minutes after the impact); the fresh impact site at 07/18/94 at 09:19 UT (1.5 hours after impact); the impact site after evolution by the winds of Jupiter (left), along with the L impact (right), taken on 07/21/94 at 6:22 UT (3 days after the G impact and 1.3 days after the L impact); and further evolution of the G and L sites due to winds and an additional impact (S) in the G vicinity, taken on 07/23/94 at 08:08 UT (5 days after the G impact).

Background Info:

This image and other images and data received from the Hubble Space Telescope are posted on the World Wide Web on the Space Telescope Science Institute home page at URL http://oposite.stsci.edu/ .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter Shoemaker-Levy 9
Target Type Planet Comet
Mission Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Instrument Host Hubble Space Telescope
Host Type Space Telescope
Instrument Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2)
Extra Keywords Color, Impact, Plume
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1998-05-02
Date in Caption
Image Credit JPL/NASA/STScI
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01263
Identifier PIA01263