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Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact Plume

Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact Plume

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Data: H. Hammel, MIT, and NASA. Processing: Judy Schmidt.

Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact Plume
Fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter over a period of several days in July 1994. The large fragment G struck on 18 July at 07:28 UTC; the 3 images used for this sequence were taken at 07:38, 07:41, and 07:44. The swift rotation of the planet has begun to carry the spreading plume into daylight.

Original image and further information on Judy Schmidt's Flickr page. 

Original Hubble data available here.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Judy Schmidt

Original image data dated on or about July 18, 1994

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