PIA20041: Halloween Asteroid Rotation
 Target Name:  Asteroid
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Instrument:  Arecibo Observatory 
 Product Size:  1041 x 1041 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  NSF 
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA20041.tif (721.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA20041.jpg (70.81 kB)

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This animated GIF was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The six radar images used in the animation were taken on Oct. 30, 2015, and the image resolution is 25 feet (7.5 meters) per pixel.

The celestial object is more than likely a dead comet that has shed its volatiles after numerous passes around the sun.

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