Collisional Excavation of Asteroid (596) Scheila

@article{Bodewits2011CollisionalEO,
  title={Collisional Excavation of Asteroid (596) Scheila},
  author={D. Bodewits and M. Kelley and J.-Y. Li and W. Landsman and S. Besse and M. A’Hearn},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={733}
}
We observed asteroid (596) Scheila and its ejecta cloud using the Swift UV–optical telescope. We obtained photometry of the nucleus and the ejecta, and for the first time measured the asteroid’s reflection spectrum between 290 and 500 nm. Our measurements indicate significant reddening at UV wavelengths (13% per 10 3 A) and a possible broad, unidentified absorption feature around 380 nm. Our measurements indicate that the outburst has not permanently increased the asteroid’s brightness. We did… Expand

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