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Crumbling Asteroid P/2013 R3 discovered by CSS

In March, Senior Staff Scientist Steve Larson forwarded news that Catalina Sky Survey observer Rik Hill (Research Specialist, Senior) discovered the "crumbling" asteroid P/2013 R3. Hubble Space Telescope provided the likely the first known observation of an asteroid breaking up through spin-up by the YORP effect:

Congratulations to Rik and the Catalina Sky Survey!


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