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Disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 as viewed by Hubble on 14 January 2014

Disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 as viewed by Hubble on 14 January 2014


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 14 January 2014. This frame was not included in the science paper and is additional data.

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

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