PIA13893: Subtle Ripples in Jupiter's Ring
Target Name: J Rings
Is a satellite of: Jupiter
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 715 x 781 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
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These images, derived from data obtained by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, show the subtle ripples in the ring of Jupiter that scientists have been able to trace back to the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994. The top image was obtained by Galileo on Nov. 9, 1996, and shows the tip of the Jovian ring. The middle image is a version of the same image that has been computer-enhanced to show the ripples. The third image shows a computer model derived from the data.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, managed the Galileo mission for NASA.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI

Image Addition Date:
2011-03-31