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An unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each …

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An unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust. This time-lapse, assembled from a set of Hubble Space Telescope photos, reveals the asteroid pair, called 2006 VW139/288P.
The pair is orbiting each other at a distance of 60 miles and was imaged in September 2016. The more recent Hubble observations revealed ongoing activity in the binary system. We detected strong indications for the sublimation of water ice due to the increased solar heating – similar to how the tail of a comet is created.
The team estimates that 2006 VW139/288P has existed as a binary system only for about 5,000 years. The most probably formation scenario is the breakup due to fast rotation.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. DePasquale and Z Levay (STScI)
#nasa #space #hubble #hubblespacetelescope #telescope #binary #asteroids #orbit #sun #timelapse #gif #astronomy #solarsystem



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anthonyjg1008 03.12.2019 - 18:17

@kissthesky_17

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roseliapbernardo01 03.12.2019 - 18:17

BELISSIMO

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roseliapbernardo01 03.12.2019 - 18:17

BELISSIMO

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102kassia 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Incrível !

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antolicca 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Stupendo

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jhonnylavorepapa 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Ciao tutti voi

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momos_ddp 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Woow

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mamaaaedetres 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Mollo

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mamaaaedetres 03.12.2019 - 18:17

L

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issabellaxxc 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Wow! It’s so cool!

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d_aguanno_barbara 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Bellissime le comete

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manjinder_hambran 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Cool

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dadesigns4 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Something interesting to consider, hypothesis is not fact.

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mr.keyvan4562 03.12.2019 - 18:17

به به

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steven_sanderson28 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Ufo

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carubialaura 03.12.2019 - 18:17

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lovrojemc 03.12.2019 - 18:17

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massecurenation 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Where the stars

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luxtravelerlife 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Wow

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ashokpuri7186 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Super

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k.p13598 03.12.2019 - 18:17

📉👍

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mayflayh 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Anda miiiraaa!!! Una polla astral azulada

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selcukkulacoglu8 03.12.2019 - 18:17

Ben ŕüyalarımda göŕüyorum gözümü kapaďığımda sarı yaşıl pempeýi görüyorum

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_onarts 03.12.2019 - 18:17

❤️

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