THE SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9 SPOTS ON JUPITER - THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY

Authors
Citation
T. Hockey, THE SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9 SPOTS ON JUPITER - THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY, Earth, moon, and planets, 66(1), 1994, pp. 1-9
Citations number
20
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Astronomy & Astrophysics","Geosciences, Interdisciplinary
Journal title
ISSN journal
0167-9295
Volume
66
Issue
1
Year of publication
1994
Pages
1 - 9
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(1994)66:1<1:TSSOJ->2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Historical observations of Jupiter were studied in a search for descri ptions or depictions of spots of a magnitude comparable to that produc ed by the impacts of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments with Jupiter in July 1994. No such record was found. With the possible exception of th e Great Red Spot, the Shoemaker-Levy 9 ''G'' spot appears to be the mo st prominent jovian spot in history.