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Arecibo S-band (lambda=13cm) radar observations of Comet C/2001 A2 (LINEAR) on 2001 July 7-9 showed a strong echo from large coma grains. This echo was significantly depolarized. This is the first firm detection of depolarization in a grain-coma radar echo and indicates that the largest grains are at least lambda / 2 or 2 cm in radius. The grains are moving at tens of m/s with respect to the nucleus. The non-detection of the nucleus places an upper limit of 3 km on its diameter. The broad,doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2005.11.010 fatcat:hiinmeepebdlthyxynvkzfvjxi