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Martin et al. 1995

Martin, T.Z., G.S. Orton, L.D. Travis, L.K. Tamppari, and I. Claypool, 1995: Observation of Shoemaker-Levy impacts by the Galileo Photopolarimeter Radiometer. Science, 268, 1875-1879, doi:10.1126/science.268.5219.1875.

The Galileo Photopolarimeter Radiometer experiment made direct photometric observations at 678 and 945 nanometers of several comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fragments impacting with Jupiter. Initial flashes occurred at (fragment G) 18 July 1994 07:33:32, (H) 18 July 19:31:58, (L) 19 July 22:16:48, and (Q1) 20 July 20:13:52 [equivalent universal time coordinated (UTC) observed at Earth], with relative peak 945-nanometer brightness of 0.87, 0.67, 1.00 and 0.42, respectively. The light curves show a 2-second rise to maximum, a 10-second plateau, and an accelerating falloff. The Q1 event, observed at both wavelengths, yielded a color temperature of more than 10000 kelvin at its peak.

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@article{ma04000r,
  author={Martin, T. Z. and Orton, G. S. and Travis, L. D. and Tamppari, L. K. and Claypool, I.},
  title={Observation of Shoemaker-Levy impacts by the Galileo Photopolarimeter Radiometer},
  year={1995},
  journal={Science},
  volume={268},
  pages={1875--1879},
  doi={10.1126%2Fscience.268.5219.1875},
}

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JA  - Science
VL  - 268
SP  - 1875
EP  - 1879
DO  - 10.1126%2Fscience.268.5219.1875
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