Asteroid breaking up in our solar system

NASA announced today that an asteroid was breaking up in our solar system. This is interesting since it is not often (at least not witnessed) by scientists that asteroid is breaking up in our solar system. I do not have any special details on the asteroid that is breaking up. This asteroid is far out, since it is outside the orbit of Mars and it is no risk to Earth or Mars for that reason. It is most likely an rock type of asteroid, rather than made out of metal and other denser material that asteroid are sometimes made out of.

I am sure more details are going to appear on what is going on with this asteroid in next few days to weeks since rate of the breakup is not clear at the moment.

News about this asteroid

Hubble Sees an Asteroid with Six Comet-like Tails (NASA)
Hubble views extraordinary multi-tailed asteroid P/2013 P5 (ESA)

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