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Jupiter Trojan asteroid has unusual comet-like tail – Orbit animation + Image

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Watch Jupiter Trojan asteroid 2019 LD2;s orbit the sun for 25 years in this orbit animation. New imagery from the University of HawaiĘ»i’s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) reveals that it has an unusual comet-like tail.

Credit: Space.com / Orbit animation: NASA/JPL-Caltech / image: ATLAS/A. Heinze/IfA / produced & edited by [Steve Spaleta](http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)

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