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November 11, 2004 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-31

Hubble Tracks Asteroid's Sky Trek

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Video: Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy with Asteroid

Running Time: 27 seconds

Animation of the asteroid's path over time. For better visibility in this animation, the asteroid's color is shown in white. The release image shows the asteroid trail in red, which is truer to the light reflected by the asteroid.

Video Credit: NASA, ESA, Y. Momany (Univ. of Padua) and L. Barranger (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):