Particles in Jupiter's atmosphere from the impacts of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9

  title={Particles in Jupiter's atmosphere from the impacts of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9},
  author={Robert A. West},
  • R. West
  • Published 1996
  • Materials Science
The dark clouds that were easily seen in small telescopes after the comet impacts were caused by small particles which were deposited in Jupiter's stratosphere. Observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and from ground-based instruments at visible and infrared wavelengths indicate that the mean radius of the particles is in the range 0.1 to 0.3 μ m, and the total volume of particles is approximately the same as that for a 1-km diameter sphere. In the dark core regions of freshly-formed… Expand
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