First 6 tailed Asteroid Discovered

6 tailed asteroid picture from Hubble telescope
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope found a wierd 6 tailed object in space on 23 September 2013. This has now been identified as an asteroid and been named as "P/2013 P5". This is the first of its kind and scientists are expecting to find more of this in the future. Asteroid P/2013 P5 was spotted between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists believe that the tails are created by the the dust blasted onto space due to the high speed of asteroid's rotation. Currently, the scientists are planning to measure the asteroid's rotation rate.




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