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|News briefs – part 1/1||Major News for 7 Feb. 2004|
Meteor show: The Western Morning News of Devon, England reports today that yesterday "At about 6pm reports came in from coastguards across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, of flashing green and white lights," including "from the Isles of Scilly, across the coast as far as Dorset" — too many sightings and too widespread to be distress signals.
|Risk monitoring - part 1/1||Major News for 7 Feb. 2004|
The Saturday Daily Orbit Update MPEC (DOU) has observations of 2004 BB103, BE68, and BZ74, and today NEODyS removed its impact solutions for all three, and JPL eliminated its solutions for BB103 and BZ74, having removed BE68 yesterday.
2004 BB103 was reported from early today from Jornada Observatory in New Mexico. 2004 BE68 was reported from yesterday from Tenagra II Observatory in Arizona and this morning from Jornada. And 2004 BZ74 was reported from Thursday night from the 2.5m Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma in the Canary Islands, from Tenagra II early yesterday, and this morning from Jornada.
2004 CB in also in the DOU, observed yesterday morning by Tenagra II Observatory and this morning by Great Shefford Observatory in England. Today both risk monitors cut their solution counts considerably for this 1.5-km. object and NEODyS slightly lowered its overall risk assessment, while JPL slightly raised its 2004 CB risk ratings.