Contents  on 21 May '07

WELCOME to A/CC's prototype daily news publication designed to be the viewing end of a planned autonomous 24-hour news service. The new tools and this publication format are working well enough now to share with readers. It is expected that this approach will require less time to maintain than our previous news and small asteroid pages, which were retired on May 14th. There's still more development ahead and there probably will be some glitches along the way, but this is what's needed to keep up with the increasing pace of minor-object news. The CRT page will be maintained separately for a little while longer, until all of this is working smoothly. And the CRT and small-asteroid ephemerides will be kept going.

Minor-Object News  on 21 May '07

Minor-Object Science  on 21 May '07

NEOCP Activity  on 21 May '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings: 6 new, 3 updated

When last checked at 2355 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six new and three updated listings. Of these, six were "one nighters." Major News counted a total of ten objects listed on the NEOCP at some point on this day.

New MPECs  on 21 May '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There were three MPECs issued this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 21 May '07 >>  MPEC 2007-K31 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2007-K30 - "03:30 UT" - Comet P/2007 H1 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-K29 - "02:41 UT" - 2006 SX368

Observers  on 21 May '07

Sixteen observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2007-K30 -- P/2007 H1
127Bornheim Obs. in Germany, 6 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 FK1, 2007 DS84, 154555, 145656, 138883, 86829
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 8 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2006 XA, 2006 KE89, 2002 KF4, 2000 KW43, 68350, 66251, 39796, 7977
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2006 KE89, 2002 KF4
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 FK1, 2002 KF4, 1998 UL1, 145656, 86829
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 KJ
6959Joel Parker via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-K29 -- 2006 SX368
G88LAMP Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 DF8
A65Le Couvent de Lentin Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 1998 UL1
540Linz Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2003 WG
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 JE40, 2006 WO127, 2006 HR29, 1998 UL1, 39796, 4341
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 JZ20
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 3 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 DB83, 1998 UL1, 138883
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 6 in MPECs 2007-K30 & 2007-K31 -- 2007 FE20, 2000 LL, 154347, 86324, 18882, P/2007 H1
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 JB
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-K31 -- 2007 JJ35, 2007 FK1, 2007 DB83

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 21 May '07

There was no risk monitoring news to report on this day.

Chronology  on 21 May '07

Times are UTC for when the items were noted by Major News.

2154Added MOS paper, "Evidence for a colour dependence in the size-distribution of main-belt asteroids" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Spitzer observations of a 24 micron shadow: Bok Globule CB190" - see above
1825Added news report, "Horizons"
Added link to news story, "Ice Age blast 'ravaged America'"
Added link to news story, "Made in Rochester: At Optimax, business is heavenly"
Added link to news story, "NASA Rededicates Flying Observatory on Lindbergh Anniversary"
1318Grabbed MPEC 2007-K31 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0431Grabbed MPEC 2007-K29 - 2006 SX368 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K30 - Comet P/2007 H1 (McNaught) - see above