Friday, 15 November 2013

Astronomers spot bizarre six-tailed asteroid

In the old days, astronomy was simple – comets had tails and asteroids didn’t. Now, as if to not only disprove such established views, but drive the point home, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took images in September of an asteroid called P/2013 P5 that has not one, but six comet-like tails... Continue Reading Astronomers spot bizarre six-tailed asteroid

Section: Space

Tags: Asteroid, Astronomy, Hubble, Max Planck Institute, NASA, Solar System, Space telescope, University of California

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