Asteroid smash-up captured by NASA telescope

August 29, 2014 6:47 PM

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Researchers say they believe one of NASA’s space telescopes has tracked an asteroid smash-up before and after the collision for the first time.

The Spitzer Space Telescope, which was launched in 2003, spotted an eruption of dust around a young star — the probable result of a collision between large asteroids.

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