This Hubble Area Telescope image exposes the steady self-destruction of an asteroid, whose ejected dirty product has actually formed 2 long, thin, comet-like tails. The longer tail extends more than 500,000 miles (800,000 kilometers) and is approximately 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) broad. The much shorter tail has to do with a quarter as long. The banners will ultimately distribute into area.
Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Meech and J. Kleyna (University of Hawaii), and O. Hainaut (European Southern Observatory).
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