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Radar-imaging of (388188) 2006 DP14

(388188) 2006 DP14 is a Near-Earth object that passed about 6.2 lunar distances from Earth on 10 February 2014.<ref name=jpl>Radar Images of near-Earth Asteroid 2006 DP14</ref><ref name=jpldata>JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 388188 (2006 DP14)</ref> On the night of February 11, 2014 NASA scientists conducted a radar imaging session using the Goldstone {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} dish.<ref name=jpl/> These observations revealed its basic shape and size; it appears to be about 400×200 m.<ref name=jpl/> Amateur and professional astronomers helped track the asteroid in the preceding days, so they would know just where to point the large antenna.<ref name=jpl/>

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