Community Scientists Find 1700 Asteroids

Community scientists identified more than 1,000 possible trails of asteroids in Hubble images, leading to the discovery of 1,701 trails in all.

IMAGE: This mosaic consists of 16 different data sets from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope that were studied as part of the Asteroid Hunter citizen community science project. Each of these datasets was assigned a colour based on the time sequence of exposures, such that the blue tones represent the first exposure in which the asteroid was captured and the red tones represent the last. CREDIT: ESA/Hubble & NASA, S. Kruk (ESA/ESTEC), Hubble Asteroid Hunter citizen science team, M. Zamani (ESA/Hubble)

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