This page has been re-organized for easier navigation. It is arranged now through a series of hyperlinks to individual fragment events. This should save you from having to scan the entire page which was getting lengthy. QRSW impact information is at the bottom of this page. Some spectra and explanation have now been added at the bottom as well as an mpeg movie showing the evolution of the fragment R "fireball"

This Resource will contain updated images of the Jupiter encounter. Images will be acquired from telescopes around the world. In addition, we have direct connection to Kitt Peak National Observatory , for purposes of quickly downloading optical images at impact times (although, in the optical little is likely to be seen). Some images from The Pine Mountain Observatory may also be found here

On a larger scale, all of this is brought to you by the National Science Foundation. The NSFnet backbone supports Internet connectivity to this site and hopefully the delivery of real data in quasi-real time demonstrates the power of the Internet today.

At the Pine Mountain Observatory we will be monitoring Jupiter in both linearly and circularly polarized light in order to possible detect and changes/disruptions of Jupiter's magnetic field due to these exploding balls of hot plasma. Those results will be presented here later.

Last Images of Comet prior to first Impact

Various Images of the Aftermath showing the dark holes/remnants

KPNO Image taken near Fragment B Impact time

As expected, nothing detected at optical wavelengths. Sorry.

Observatory Reports on Fragments B,C,D and E

What if you lived on Jupiter?

Well besides weighing a lot and being cold all the time, here is some animation to show you what the impact events might look like if you were riding one of the fragments


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