|Wednesday||12 November 2003||4:10pm MST||2003-11-12 UTC 2310|
Radar news: In its present encounter with Earth, 1990 OS is at its closest today, at about 8.9 lunar distances. This morning's Daily Orbit Update MPEC reports observation of 1990 OS by radar from Arecibo in Puerto Rico on November 6th and from Goldstone in southern California yesterday. As reported November 10th, Arecibo observations revealed that 1990 OS is binary.
Rosetta: The Rosetta Journal has an entry dated November 7th with pictures and brief explanation that deployment testing of the
Asteroid alignment: It just came to A/CC's attention that Sky & Telescope has an item, "Five Asteroids Meet," that tells about a conjunction of large Main Belt asteroids within one degree that has been underway since November 3rd, was tightest on the 9th, and ends on the 14th. "A set of CCD images spanning an hour or so, when stacked, should clearly show the five asteroids' dotted trails."
JPL removed 2003 UO12 overnight and, after today's Daily Orbit Update MPEC with the new observation of 2003 UX34 that A/CC reported yesterday, also removed that object. It was observing with the 2.5m Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma that made the difference in both cases. There are now no objects under recent observation that have impact solutions.
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