Contact: Georgia Bladon
ESA/Hubble Information Centre
Caption: This series of images shows the asteroid P/2013 R3 breaking apart, as viewed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2013. This is the first time that such a body has been seen to undergo this kind of break-up.
Credit: NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA)
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