Astronomers now are speaking of the snapshots which have come alive after an asteroid collision in space.
The asteroid appeared to resemble like a comet which the scientists dubbed as object stating the P/2010 A2 in the asteroid belt in January using the Rosetta spacecraft.
A close observation on the same indicates of more peculiar images coming out of Hubble Space Telescope forming in form of bizarre X-shape nucleus, for instance.
Jessica Agarwal, a European Space Agency astronomer in the Netherlands said, "When I saw the Hubble image I knew it was something special."
Astronomers believe that a rock maybe 10-16 feet (3-5 meters) wide collided with a larger asteroid at speeds of about 11,200 mph (18,000 kph) with a detonation as powerful as a small atomic bomb, explained researcher David Jewitt, an astronomer at the University of California in Los Angeles and leader of the Hubble observations.
Colin Snodgrass, a planetary scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, told SPACE.com said, "We have directly observed a collision between asteroids for the first time, instead of having to infer that they happened from million-year-old remains."
Hubble images hint that the nucleus of the object is 390 feet (120 meters) wide, with its tail containing dust grains 1 to 2.5 millimeters large, enough material to make a ball 65 feet (20 meters) wide.