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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

2010 JL33 seen by Goldstone radio telescope

Filed under pretty pictures, animation, radar imaging, asteroids, near-Earth asteroids, radio telescopes

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2010 JL33 seen by Goldstone radio telescope The animation consists of 34 radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2010 JL33 taken by the Goldstone radio telescope on December 11 and 12, 2011.

NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

According to the JPL website, these radar observations reveal that "2010 JL33 is an irregular, elongated object roughly 1.8 kilometers wide that rotates once every nine hours."

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about December 11, 2011

 

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