Back Images of Jupiter as seen by the EUVE satellite during the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts with the planet. Note the detection of EUV emission from the planet during the impacts on July 17-21, 1994. The brightness of Jupiter at 584 Angstroms, which corresponds to an emission line of neutral helium atoms, increased during the impacts by a factor of about 4 over its value before and after the collisions. It is believed that this transient brightening is due to reflected sunlight from helium contained in the high-altitude atmospheric remains of plumes created by the impact events. A schematic illustration of the disk of Jupiter is overplotted to show the location and orientation of Jupiter in the images. Next
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