Is it an asteroid or comet? This strange solar system object is actually both.


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Not the first to be thus described. In fact, there is a case for calling comets, which have run out of volatiles, asteroids. It depends on the emphasis you want to give to orbital e and i.

Asteroids might be regarded as comets which lost their volatiles before/during formation. That would put s spanner in the orbital characteristic (e and i ) property, but it all depends on your perspective:
composition versus orbital characteristics.

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