In Pictures: The sizzling world of asteroids

From new space mining venture to causing the end of the world, asteroids are a hot topic

Particle debris in Jupiter's atmosphere is seen after an object hurtled into the atmosphere. The image on the left was taken July 20, 2009 and the image on the right was taken August 2009. A hurtling asteroid about the size of the Titanic caused the scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere on July 19, 2009.

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