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Serendipitously Discovered Asteroids

Serendipitously Discovered Asteroids


Copyright: R. Evans and K. Stapelfeldt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and NASA

Astronomers Karl Stapelfeldt and Robin Evans have tracked down about 100 small asteroids by hunting through more than 28,000 archival images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Here is a sample of what they have found: four archival images that show the curved trails left by asteroids.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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