This combination image made available by NASA on Thursday, March 6, 2014 shows a series of photos from the Hubble Space Telescope recording the disintegration of an asteroid from Oct. 29, 2013 to Jan. 14, 2014. Asteroid P/2013 R3 was detected in September 2013 in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It appeared as a fuzzy object. Hubble uncovered 10 objects, each with dusty tails. The four largest fragments are up to 656 feet across. Scientists say they've never seen anything like this before, and theorize sunlight is slowing pulling the asteroid apart by increasing its rotation.
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