Hubble WFC3 Image of P/2010 A2 (March 12, 2010)
Asteroid P/2010 A2
1.564 AU (145 million mi, 234 million km)
The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 12053, 12077, and 12305: D. Jewitt (UCLA), H. Weaver (JPL/APL), M. Drahus (UCLA), and M. Mutchler (STScI).
NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA)
This image was originally black and white and recorded only overall brightness. These brightness values were translated into a range of bluish hues. Such color "maps" can be useful in helping to distinguish subtly varying brightness in an image.