HST spectroscopic observations of Jupiter after the collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

  title={HST spectroscopic observations of Jupiter after the collision of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9},
  author={Keith S. Noll and Melissa A. McGrath and Laurence M. Trafton and Sushil Atreya and J. J. Caldwell and H. Weaver and Roger V. Yelle and Christopher D. Barnet and Scott G. Edgington},
  pages={1307 - 1313}
Ultraviolet spectra obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope identified at least 10 molecules and atoms in the perturbed stratosphere near the G impact site, most never before observed in Jupiter. The large mass of sulfur-containing material, more than 10(14) grams in S2 alone, indicates that many of the sulfur-containing molecules S2, CS2, CS, H2S, and S+ may be derived from a sulfur-bearing parent molecule native to Jupiter. If so, the fragment must have penetrated at least as deep as the… Expand

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