NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope photographed the disintegration of an asteroid in deep space and the video and images are stunning. Comets breaking apart as they get close to the sun is not new for Astronomers to witness, but this asteroid was in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, which makes it a first.
Space.com reports, “Hubble images show that the asteroid, known as P/2013 R3, has fragmented into as many as 10 pieces. Scientists created a video of the rare asteroid P/2013 R3′ breakup based on the Hubble views to chronicle the space rock’s demise.”
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