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HubbleSite Hubble Finds that a Bizarre X-Shaped Intruder Is Linked to an Unseen Asteroid Collision


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Last January astronomers thought they had witnessed a fresh collision between two asteroids when images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope revealed a bizarre X-shaped object. After using Hubble to track the oddball body for five months, astronomers were surprised to find that they had missed the suspected smashup by a year. The science results are reported in the October 14 issue of the science journal Nature.

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