Asteroid slowly breaking apart: NASA releases Hubble video of P/2013 R3 slowly disintegrating.

Watch Bizarre Footage of an Asteroid Slowly Breaking Apart

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March 10 2014 4:44 PM

What Happened to This Asteroid? 

Telescopes spot something peculiar between Mars and Jupiter.

Last fall, Hubble captured an unusual sight: an asteroid slowly breaking apart in the belt between Mars and Jupiter. What happened to it? 

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