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Cosmic Scratch: This Hubble photo shows an asteroid crossing the Crab Nebula

When astronomers use the Hubble space telescope to study deep space, the asteroids of our solar system may appear by surprise in the images, leaving their characteristic marks in galaxies or background nebulae. But far from being bothered by these stelae that cross what would otherwise be a “clean” image, astronomers take advantage of the fortuitous …