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Explosion of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting on Jupiter
Ma, YH; Xu, PX
1998
Source PublicationCHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS
ISSN0256-307X
Volume15Issue:10Pages:772-774
AbstractThe fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 entering the Jovian atmosphere suffered ablation and dissociation as a result of interaction with the atmosphere, and then exploded in the twinkle of an eye. A typical comet fragment is modeled as 10(13) kg with a density of 1.0g/cm(3). Our results show that the fragment exploded below the ammonia cloud layer, near the I-bar level, which can explain why there was ammonia but no water in the observations. Our simple explosion model shows that the explosion could uplift the atmosphere to 5000 km above the Jovian atmosphere, as observed, with the area covered by the ejecta to Jupiter's center making an angle of about 10 degrees.
KeywordAtmosphere Fragments
Subject AreaPhysics
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Physical Sciences
WOS KeywordATMOSPHERE ; FRAGMENTS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPhysics
WOS SubjectPhysics, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000076895700027
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://libir.pmo.ac.cn/handle/332002/8330
Collection近地天体探测和太阳系天体研究团组
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Purple Mt Obser, Nanjing 210008, Peoples R China
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Ma, YH,Xu, PX. Explosion of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting on Jupiter[J]. CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS,1998,15(10):772-774.
APA Ma, YH,&Xu, PX.(1998).Explosion of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting on Jupiter.CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS,15(10),772-774.
MLA Ma, YH,et al."Explosion of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting on Jupiter".CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS 15.10(1998):772-774.
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