Hubble Captures Unique Image

P/2010 A2. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured what astronomers believe to be the remains of a recent collision between two asteroids.  Dubbed P/2010 A2, the comet-like object has a X-pattern near its nucleus, a pattern which is very different from typical comets.  These images were captured using the new Wide Field Camera 3 which was installed during the May 2009 shuttle mission to repair and refurbish the Hubble.

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