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A Hyper-Velocity Impact In the Asteroid Belt?

January 19th, 2010 01:38 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

astroengine writes “Astronomers have spotted something rather odd in the asteroid belt. It looks like a comet, but it’s got a circular orbit, similar to an asteroid. Whether it’s an asteroid or a comet, it has a long, comet-like tail, suggesting something is being vented into space. Some experts think it could be a very rare comet/asteroid hybrid being heated by the sun, but there’s an even more exciting possibility: It could be the first ever observation of two asteroids colliding in the asteroid belt.”

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