Spitzer telescope witnesses asteroid smashup

August 28, 2014 7:22 PM

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18 minutes ago by Felicia Chou

(Phys.org) —NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

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