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March 9, 1998 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-10

Astronomers Track Down Asteroids in Hubble Archive

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Image: Asteroid in Hubble Data

Asteroid in Hubble Data

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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.

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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