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2010 JL33 seen by Goldstone radio telescope

2010 JL33 seen by Goldstone radio telescope

NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

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.

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."

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about December 11, 2011

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