Ground-based Re-discovery Image of Asteroid (596) Scheila
Ground-based Re-discovery Image of Asteroid (596) Scheila
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News release ID: STScI-2011-13
Release Date: Apr 28, 2011
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

Steve Larson of the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) took this image on December 11, 2010, through the Catalina 0.68-meter Schmidt telescope. Later analysis showed the object to be a re-discovery of asteroid (596) Scheila, which was discovered in 1906. In the Larson/Gibbs 2010 image, the asteroid now showed signs of a cometary tail.


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Asteroids, Astronomical, Comets, Hubble Telescope, Solar System

Credits

Credit: S. Larson and A. Gibbs (University of Arizona/Catalina Sky Survey)