Asteroids the Reality Game

Remember the arcade game Asteroids?

Remember how it looked when they broke up?

Well for the first time we have gotten to see that happen out there in the asteroid belt. Or at least something like that but without the triangle spitting bullets.

Way back in September a fuzzy mystery object showed up in the Catalina and Pan-STARRS sky surveys. That  got it a look from the Keck telescope to see if it required Hubble. And what Keck saw was dusty envelope nearly the size of earth and inside were 3 bodies. That earned a look-see with Hubble.

To find out more visit this page: http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1405/

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