Hubble Telescope Shattering Asteroid (Video)

Hubble Telescope Shattering Asteroid (Video)

A recent report followed by a series of images appear to have gotten astronomers and other science enthusiasts talking, questioning and pondering recently as the Hubble Space Telescope observed an asteroid shattering into several small pieces. According to experts, this breakup mechanism, as demonstrated by asteroid P/2013 R3 is a unique occurrence in the recorded […]

NASA Observes Galaxy Being Torn Apart by Ram Pressure Stripping [Video]

NASA Observes Galaxy Being Torn Apart by Ram Pressure Stripping [Video]

At almost 4.5 million miles per hour, spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 is hurtling through other galaxies in the Norma cluster.  The intergalactic gas in the cluster is a scorching 180 million degrees Fahrenheit.  Caught by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), the images come from 200 million light-years away.  Observed by NASA, the spiral galaxy […]