Over at the Global-Rent-a-scope news blog
, asteroid 596 Scheila
has been reported to have had a cometary-like outburst, and GRAS observers have confirmed this. See more images and the story at the Remanzacco Observatory blog
, from GRAS observers Ernesto Guido and Giovanni Sostero (most recent image here
), and this nice image from Rolando Ligustri here
. The asteroid is enveloped in a spiral cloud or tail, I'll try and keep you updated as the outburst evolves.
Labels: asteroids, comets