Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hubble telescope records asteroid crash - NASA report

The amazing collision of two asteroids was interpreted from an X-shaped pattern image of space debris caught by NASA's Hubble space telescope, the experts said Tuesday (02/04/2010). The space object named P/2010 A2 was observed in an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research sky survey (LINEAR) on 6th of January 2010. The trail of dust was pictured by Hubble on 25 and 29 January. The images recorded by Hubble unveil the complex filamentary structure of the X-pattern close to object's nucleus. The core (nucleus) of supposed blast is around 154 meters. The collision of asteroids occur very fast at an impact speed of 11000 mph.


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