Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

NASA’s Hubble Photographs Asteroid Spouting Six Comet-Like Tails


Astronomers viewing the solar system’s asteroid belt with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have seen for the first time an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust radiating from it like spokes on a wheel. Unlike all other known asteroids, which appear simply as tiny points of light, this, designated P/2013 P5, resembles a rotating lawn…