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Hubble Space Telescope Sees Asteroid with 6 Comet-Like Tails

Astronomers studying images from the Hubble Space Telescope have seen what they call a "weird and freakish" object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.   Unlike other space rocks, which appear as tiny points of light, this asteroid has six comet-like tails of dust.  The tails radiate from it like the spokes of a wheel, and dramatically change their structure every two weeks. Lead investigator David Jewitt, from the University of California, Los Angeles,...

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