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This is an image of Jupiter obtained with the 0.8-m telescope of
McDonald Observatory on 17 July 1994. The spot where the B (or second)
fragment should hit would be at a latitude of -45 degrees on the
central meridian. This images is taken with a filter which isolates the colors
at which methane gas absorbs light.
This means that regions with a clear upper atmosphere will be dark
because the methane absorbs light while bright regions have
cloud or haze particles in the stratosphere
above the methane gas. No evidence of the impact site
The South Pole of Jupiter is the brighter edge to the bottom of
the image. This image was obtained by Dr. Wayne Pryor (U. Colorado),
Dr. Chan Na (SouthWest Research Institute) and Dr. Anita Cochran (U. Texas at
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