AN ESTIMATE OF THE COMET SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9 FRAGMENT SIZES FROM THE DEBRIS FIELDS

Citation
Rf. Knacke et Mf. Ahearn, AN ESTIMATE OF THE COMET SHOEMAKER-LEVY-9 FRAGMENT SIZES FROM THE DEBRIS FIELDS, Earth, moon, and planets, 66(1), 1994, pp. 11-12
Citations number
7
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
11 - 12
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(1994)66:1<11:AEOTCS>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
The impacts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 left spots on Jupiter with diame ters on the order of tens of thousands of kilometers, which have the a ppearance of debris fields strewn upon the Jovian cloud In this note w e employ a measurement of the optical depth of the debris at the impac t site of fragment G to estimate mass in the debris field and lower li mits to the G fragment mass of 4x10(12) - 4x10(13) g and diameter of 0 .1 - 0.3 km.