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Science Release: Hubble Captures Rare Active Asteroid

28 Mar 2019, 14:00 UTC
Science Release: Hubble Captures Rare Active Asteroid NASA, ESA, K. Meech and J. Kleyna (University of Hawaii), O. Hainaut (European Southern Observatory)

Thanks to an impressive collaboration bringing together data from ground-based telescopes, all-sky surveys and space-based facilities — including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — a rare self-destructing asteroid called 6478 Gault has been observed.

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