Hubble camera may have captured a collision of asteroids

02/2/2010 | Wired.com

The Hubble Space Telescope has used its updated Wide Field Camera to capture what scientists believe is the collision of two asteroids. It would be the first time that astronomers have been able to document such an occurrence. "If this interpretation is correct, two small and previously unknown asteroids recently collided, creating a shower of debris that is being swept back into a tail from the collision site by the pressure of sunlight," said David Jewitt, an astronomer at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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