Disintegrating asteroid P/2013 R3 as viewed by Hubble on 29 October 2013

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 29 October 2013.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA)

About the Image

Id:heic1405c
Type:Observation
Release date:6 March 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1405
Size:1061 x 597 px

About the Object

Name:P/2013 R3
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
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U
350 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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