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Hubble views the aftermath of an asteroid collision

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Hubble views the aftermath of an asteroid collision This astonishing photo, captured by Hubble's newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 on January 25 and 29, 2010, shows the comet-like tail trailing behind the zone in space where two asteroids apparently collided on or before January 6. Visit the Hubble site for the full story.

NASA / ESA / D. Jewitt (UCLA)

Hubble views the aftermath of an asteroid collision

NASA / ESA / D. Jewitt (UCLA)

Hubble views the aftermath of an asteroid collision
This astonishing photo, captured by Hubble's newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 on January 25 and 29, 2010, shows the comet-like tail trailing behind the zone in space where two asteroids apparently collided on or before January 6. Visit the Hubble site for the full story.

Original image data dated on or about January 25, 2010.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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