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Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter


This image is an artist's rendition showing the collision of comet Fragment Q with Jupiter from the viewing perspective of Voyager 2. Since Voyager 2 is 41 AU from Jupiter and Jupiter will appear as only 2 pixels, Voyager 2 will not be using its camera for this event. The image is comprised of actual Jupiter images taken by Voyager 2 in 1979, and were applied to a sphere and rotated to the proper view.

This image is courtesy of Dave Seal and Paul Chodas of JPL.

Jupiter as Seen by Voyager 2


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