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ATLAS telescope discovers first-of-its-kind asteroid

Science Daily Friday, 22 May 2020 ()
An extraordinary asteroid with comet-like features has researchers puzzled.
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News video: ‘First-of-its-Kind’ Asteroid That Sprouted a Comet-Like Tail Discovered

‘First-of-its-Kind’ Asteroid That Sprouted a Comet-Like Tail Discovered 01:10

You’d think comets and asteroids are distinct objects, but sometimes they can get their wires crossed. Now, University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers have found the first Jupiter Trojan asteroid that's acting out of character.

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