THE IMPACT OF FRAGMENT-L OF COMET-SL-9 ON JUPITER

Citation
H. Schleicher et al., THE IMPACT OF FRAGMENT-L OF COMET-SL-9 ON JUPITER, Earth, moon, and planets, 66(1), 1994, pp. 13-17
Citations number
2
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
13 - 17
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(1994)66:1<13:TIOFOC>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
Filtergrams of high spatial and temporal resolution were obtained in t he methane band centred at 892 nm during the impact of fragment L of c omet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter. The light curve shows two maxima of an emission ball observed above the limb shortly after the impact. The second maximum was the brightest and had a short life time of about 9 0 seconds. During it's life, the apparent height of the emission ball declined towards the surface of Jupiter; the amount of displacement is larger than the expected effect caused by Jupiter's rotation. About h alf an hour after the impact, a domelike feature became visible when t he location of the impact rotated into the illuminated hemisphere of J upiter.