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Hubble witnesses an asteroid mysteriously disintegrating

6 Mar 2014, 19:25 UTC
Hubble witnesses an asteroid mysteriously disintegrating
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Source: ESA/Hubble heic1405 Asteroid P/2013 R3 breaks apart. Image credits: NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA). The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid, which has fragmented into as many as ten smaller pieces. Although fragile comet nuclei have been seen to fall apart as they approach the Sun, nothing like […]

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