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Friday, March 7, 2014

Hubble Telescope captures shattering asteroid

This combination image made available by NASA on Thursday shows a series of photos from the Hubble Space Telescope recording the disintegration of an asteroid from Oct. 29, 2013, to Jan. 14, 2014. Asteroid P/2013 R3 was detected in September 2013 in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Scientists say they've never seen anything like this.