Waves from the collisions of comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with Jupiter

@article{Ingersoll1995WavesFT,
  title={Waves from the collisions of comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with Jupiter},
  author={A. Ingersoll and H. Kanamori},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={374},
  pages={706-708}
}
OBSERVATIONS of the collisions of the fragments of comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with Jupiter provided an unprecedented opportunity to probe the depths of the planet's atmosphere. Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope revealed circular rings surrounding five of the impact sites1. The rings were observed for up to 2.5 hours after the impacts and spread at a constant velocity of 450 m s -1. There are three types of disturbance that might explain these observations: acoustic waves trapped at the… Expand
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