Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9

Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9
From the Hubble Space Telescope
This is an HST image taken in visible light showing the comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 on its way to impacting on the Planet Jupiter.  In this false-color representation, different shades of red color are used to display different intensities of light.
Image Title: Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9
based on press release for PHOTO NO.: STScI-PR94-26
Credit: Hal Weaver and T. Ed Smith (STScI), and NASA

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