Rare Sight: Hubble Telescope Sees Asteroid Falling Apart (Video, Photos) (9)

Space.com 2014.03.07 15:00
By Mike Wall, Senior Writer | March 07, 2014 06:30am ET In a cosmic first, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the disintegration of an asteroid in deep space. Astronomers have seen comets break apart as they near the sun, but they'd never witnessed anything similar in an asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter - until now.
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