When Worlds Collide?

So what's up with asteroid 596 Scheila? All of a sudden it is exhibiting comet-like behavior. The best theory right now is that it collided with a smaller asteroid and what we are seeing is the dust and debris field that has been stirred up.

These images were taken with a remote controlled telescope over the Internet. Check out Slooh.com for more details on their telescopes. These were taken through Dome 1, Canary Island Telescope, which uses an APO.

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