Asteroid Transforms Into Comet For First Time

November 13, 2014 5:16 PM

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If you don’t like who you are, change it!” These inspirational words seem to have been taking to heart by an asteroid known to astronomers as 62412. This asteroid is part of the main asteroid belt in our solar system, found between the planets Mars and Jupiter.

Being part of this asteroid belt, 62412 has not had a tail previously. But when this asteroid was last spotted in the Hygiea family of asteroids it was discovered to have developed a tail like a comet. Scientists claim that this would be the first instance of an asteroid in this particular group of ...

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