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Title: Galileo Infrared Observations of the Shoemaker Levy 9 G and R Fireballs and Splash
Authors: Carlson, R. W.
Weissman, P. R.
Hui, J.
Segura, M.
Baines, K. H.
Johnson, T. V.
Dossart, P.
Encrenaz, T.
Leader, F.
Mehlman, R.
Issue Date: May-1995
Citation: Space Telescope Science Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 1995
Abstract: The Galileo spacecraft was fortuitously situated for a direct view of the impacts of comet ShoemakerŠŒevy 9 in Jupiter's atmosphere and measurements were recorded by the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) instrument for several of the impact events. Seventeen discrete wavelength channels were used between 0.7 to 5.0 microns, obtained with a time resolution of 5 seconds. Two phases of the impact phenomena are found in the data: the initial fireball, which was evident for one minute, and subsequent fallback of impact ejecta onto the atmosphere, starting six minutes after fireball initiation.
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