A series of images shows the asteroid known as P/2013 R3 breaking apart, as viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope from 2013 to 2014:
Put into motion, the breakup sequence was amazing.
Video shows the complete Hubble Space Telescope observations of the asteroid over a two month period:
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