An asteroid-colliding mission gets a small spacecraft partner, a Swiss photographer spots a ‘doughnut UFO’ and the Hubble Space Telescope views a star’s birth. These are some of the top photos this week from Space.com. 

LICIACube

(Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman)

In this image team engineers from NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission lift and inspect Italy’s first deep space mission, the Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids (LICIACube) cubesat. 



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