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Asteroid (31531) ARRL

Asteroid (31531) ARRL -- joins the prestigious company as one of more than 16,000 named minor planets  in our solar system. A minor planet -- such as an asteroid --is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun that is neither a dominant planet -- such as Mercury, Saturn and Neptune -- nor a comet.
Approximately 3-7 km long -- (31531) ARRL orbits the Sun at a distance of 2.7 Astronomical Units (AU) (1 AU is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, about 93 million miles, or almost 150 million km). It is currently located near the boundary of the constellations Scorpio and Libra and is about 2.1 AU distant from the Earth. It takes (31531) ARRL almost five years to orbit the Sun.
At a magnitude of 19.5, (31531) ARRL is extremely faint.

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