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As Scientists Watch, Distant Asteroid Disintegrates

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Scientists said on Thursday (March 6) they have observed for the first time an asteroid breaking apart, crumbling into at least 10 pieces in sort of a celestial, slow-motion train wreck.Full Story:The rocky asteroid, named P/2013 R3, was one of the innumerable objects populating the crowded asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, roughly three times further away from the sun than Earth.Asteroids have broken apart many times over the eons, but never before have scientists be

07 Mar 2014

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