Asteroid with comet-like tail spotted in main belt between Mars and Jupiter

November 13, 2014 1:46 PM

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According to a pair of experts, a well-known asteroid that was discovered in 2000 by Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research facility located in New Mexico goes through an identity crisis.

An unexpected tail on asteroid 62412 has been discovered by astronomers Scott Sheppard from Carnegie Institution for Science and Dwarf planet Eris co- discoverer Chadwick Trujillo from Gemini Observatory.

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