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published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
edited by Andrew Fraknoi
written by Carolyn Collins-Petersen
consultant: Heidi Hammel
This item is a podcast audio presentation about the impact of an object with the surface of Jupiter in 2009.  Heidi Hammel, senior researcher from the Space Science Institute, explains the imaging techniques being used to study the impact and how it will help scientists understand more about meteor collisions with planetary objects. The podcast may be downloaded as an mp3 file or as a pdf document.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Be sure not to miss the collection of resources on Jupiter that accompanies this item. Users will find an impressive and extensive set of links to books, articles, papers, simulations, activities, and background information on the planet Jupiter and on collisions in our solar system.

This resource is one episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines a web-based monthly periodical that features short interviews about the latest discoveries in astronomy and space science.
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© 2009 Loch Ness Productions, 2010. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2010.
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Hubble, Jupiter, astronomy interviews, infrared imaging, interviews, meteor collision, online magazine, online periodical, periodical, podcast, reading lists, resource guide
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Metadata instance created March 1, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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November 30, 2009

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AIP Format
C. Collins-Petersen, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH04.html).
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C. Collins-Petersen, Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Impact on Jupiter, edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH04.html>.
APA Format
Collins-Petersen, C. (2009, November 30). Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Impact on Jupiter. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from Astronomical Society of the Pacific: http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH04.html
Chicago Format
Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Impact on Jupiter. Edited by Andrew Fraknoi. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, November 30, 2009. http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH04.html (accessed 18 September 2014).
MLA Format
Collins-Petersen, Carolyn. Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Impact on Jupiter. Ed. Fraknoi, Andrew. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009. 30 Nov. 2009. 18 Sep. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ABH04.html>.
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