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APO Image of Fragment D & G Impacts


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Near-infrared image of Jupiter taken in a 2.22 micron filter from the Apache Point Observatory 3.5-meter telescope at 05:35 UT July 19. The G and D impact sites appear in this spectral region of strong methane absorption as image as a single white cloud over 14,000 km in diameter. At higher contrast, the impact regions can be resolved into an intensely bright core about 4,000 km diameter embedded within the larger cloud.

Mark Marley and Nancy Chanover, Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University

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