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APO Image of Fragment DEFGHRS Impacts


This near-infrared image of Jupiter was taken in a 1.70 micron filter from the Apache Point Observatory 3.5-meter telescope at 03:37 UT July 20. North is up and East is to the right. The Great Red Spot (GRS), a long-lived storm system, is visible at roughly 22 degrees south latitude. The H impact site is south and slightly east of the GRS, while the D/G site rotates off the eastern limb as site E/F rotates on from the western terminator.

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

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