Discovering the Birth of An Asteroid Trail (2 of 2) (video) FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption P/2012 F5 (Gibbs) was discovered in March 2012 from the Mount Lemmon Observatory in Arizona (USA). In May and June of that year, Spanish astrophysicists from the Gran Telescopio Canarias tracked it and discovered when the trail was born. It could have arisen from collision with another asteroid or rather a rotational rupture. Credit SINC Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.