When most people think about the asteroid, they probably imagine a giant rock, moving through space at high speed. Although this scenario is true for a large number of asteroids, there are some interesting exceptions, which attracted the interest of various researchers. With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA researchers were able to observe the asteroids that orbit so fast that began to collapse. One asteroid, named 6478 Gault was trapped in a constant spin. As the asteroid to pass through the space debris should be observed.
NASA mentions that the asteroid with the & # 39 is quite large, measuring about 2.5 miles across. It is located at a considerable distance from Earth and about 214 million miles from the sun. On the & # 39; the object is to complete a full rotation in two hours. This may not seem too impressive, but it's more than enough to shed valuable material. Researchers are studying the track, which is on its way, they want to learn more about the asteroid, including the composition of the rock.
Asteroid find the Hubble Space Telescope was spinning so fast that it's self-destruction
Scientific treated flows and the observed dust particles that can be sorted into various sizes. Most large grains (which are a & # 39 are both small as sand particles) appears to be closer to about & # 39 of the object, while the smaller (flush with flour of grain) with & # 39 are thus far, since they can be transferred comfortably under pressure, which is generated from sunlight.
One of the most interesting parts of the & # 39 is the reason why the asteroid find the Hubble Space Telescope was spinning so fast. The explanation is quite simple. The rapid motion of the spin is called a & # 39; reality called YORP effects, which is generated by a powerful solar rays. If crude sunlight enters the atmosphere at the surface of the rock begins to heat up while part of the energy is transferred back into the space, causing the asteroid move slightly. As the sun's rays rock moves continue to heat its action leading to the torque and ends at the asteroid, which rotates at an accelerated pace.
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