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Disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 as viewed by Hubble on 13 December 2013

Disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 as viewed by Hubble on 13 December 2013


Date: 05 March 2014
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Asteroid P/2013 R3
Copyright: NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA)

This image shows NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of asteroid P/2013 R3. This asteroid has been found to be disintegrating and breaking apart – the first such body ever seen to do this.

This image shows P/2013 R3 as it was seen on 13 December 2013.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
12-Aug-2022 03:28 UT

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