(53319) 1999 JM8

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(53319) 1999 JM8 (also written (53319) 1999 JM8) is a near-Earth asteroid and Mars-crosser asteroid discovered by LINEAR. Radar imaging by Goldstone and Arecibo has revealed the asteroid to be 3.5 km in diameter. Like the asteroid 4179 Toutatis, its rotation speed is unusually slow and possibly chaotic. Its shape is bizarre, and is vaguely reminiscent of a roast chicken.

Radar images and computer models of 1999 JM8
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Radar images and computer models of 1999 JM8


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