Asteroid in Hubble Data

Asteroid in Hubble Data

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News release ID: STScI-1998-10
Release Date: Mar 9, 1998
Image Use: Copyright
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Here is an asteroid with a visual magnitude of 21.8 passing a galaxy in the constellation Leo. The trail is seen in two consecutive exposures, the first shown in blue and the second in red. This asteroid has a diameter of half a mile (0.8 kilometers), and was located 188 million miles from Earth and 233 million miles from the sun.

Asteroids, Observations, Solar System


Credit: R. Evans and K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA