Hubble captures aftermath of asteroid collision

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This video shows the relative positions of Earth and asteroid P/2010 A2 in early 2010. As their different orbits draw them further apart, the images taken by Hubble get progressively smaller. The asteroid’s unusual X-shaped debris trail is thought to be due to a recent impact with a smaller object.

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NASA, ESA and D. Jewitt (UCLA)

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Id:heic1016b
Release date:13 October 2010, 19:00
Related releases:heic1016
Duration:41s

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Name:P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
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