Six Tailed Comet Discovered

Nov 7, 2013 4:03 PM

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a six-tailed asteroid in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Scientists say they've never seen anything like it.
Incredibly, the comet-like tails change shape as the asteroid sheds dust. The streams have occurred over several months.
According to the Associated Press, a research team led by UCLA believes the asteroid, designated P/2013 P5, is rotating so much that its surface is flying apart.
Scientists using the Pan-STARRS telescope in Hawaii spotted the asteroid in August. Hubble picked out all the tails in September.


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