Faculty Publications

Title

The Shoemaker-Levy 9 spots on Jupiter: Their place in history

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Earth, Moon, and Planets

Volume

66

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

9

Abstract

Historical observations of Jupiter were studied in a search for descriptions or depictions of spots of a magnitude comparable to that produced by the impacts of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments with Jupiter in July 1994. No such record was found. With the possible exception of the Great Red Spot, the Shoemaker-Levy 9 "G" spot appears to be the most prominent jovian spot in history. © 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1994

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF00612878

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