Freakish asteroid likely spun so fast it exploded

April 13, 2015 3:45 PM

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Freakish asteroid likely spun so fast it exploded

This image shows "active asteroid" P/2012 F5 in 2014. The lower image shows the fragments without the dust trail, for better visibility. (M. DRahus, W. Waniak (OAUJ) / W.M. Keck Observatory)

An odd asteroid rotated so fast that it blew itself apart, a new study suggests.

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