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HST FAR-ULTRAVIOLET IMAGING OF JUPITER DURING THE IMPACTS OF COMET SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9

CLARKE, JT; PRANGE, R; BALLESTER, GE; TRAUGER, J; EVANS, R; REGO, D; STAPELFELDT, K; (1995) HST FAR-ULTRAVIOLET IMAGING OF JUPITER DURING THE IMPACTS OF COMET SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9. SCIENCE , 267 (5202) 1302 - 1307.

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Abstract

Hubble Space Telescope far-ultraviolet images of Jupiter during the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts show the impact regions darkening over the 2 to 3 hours after the impact, becoming darker and more extended than at longer wavelengths, which indicates that ultraviolet-absorbing gases or aerosols are more extended, more absorbing, and at higher altitudes than the absorbers of visible light, Transient auroral emissions were observed near the magnetic conjugate point of the K impact site just after that impact. The global auroral activity was fainter than average during the impacts, and a variable auroral emission feature was observed inside the southern auroral oval preceding the impacts of fragments Q1 and Q2.

Type: Article
Title: HST FAR-ULTRAVIOLET IMAGING OF JUPITER DURING THE IMPACTS OF COMET SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9
Keywords: HUBBLE-SPACE-TELESCOPE, POLAR AURORA
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Science and Technology Studies
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/92170
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