Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Sunrise on the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact Plume

Sunrise on the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Fragment G Impact Plume
Sunrise on the 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 07:51, 08:01, and 08:04. The swift rotation of the planet has begun to carry the spreading plume into daylight. Data: H. Hammel, MIT, and NASA. Processing: Judy Schmidt.

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