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ESA/Hubble heic1320: When is a comet not a comet? — Hubble astronomers observe bizarre six-tailed asteroid. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a unique and baffling object in the asteroid belt that looks like a rotating lawn sprinkler or badminton shuttlecock. While this object is on an asteroid-like orbit, it looks like a ...

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ESA/Hubble News
7 November 2013

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a unique and baffling object in the asteroid belt that looks like a rotating lawn sprinkler or badminton shuttlecock. While this object is on an asteroid-like orbit, it looks like a comet, and is sending out tails of dust into space.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1320/

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7 November 2013




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