Hubble Captures First Images Of Aftermath Of Possible Asteroid Collision

Washington DC (SPX) Oct 14, 2010 ![][1] NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first snapshots of a suspected asteroid collision. The images show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a comet-like trail of material. In January, astronomers began using Hubble to track the object for five months. They thought they had witnessed a fresh asteroid collision, but were surprised to learn the collision occurred in early 2009.

[1]: http://www.spacedaily.com/images/asteroid-p2010a2-sequence-hubble-bg.jpg

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