Contents  on 29 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 29 May '07

Minor-Object Science  on 29 May '07

NEOCP Activity  on 29 May '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 1 updated, 1 comet

When last checked at 2356 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated and one comet listing. Of these, none were "one nighters." Major News counted a total of four objects listed on the NEOCP at some point on this day.

New MPECs  on 29 May '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2007-K66 - "21:55 UT" - Comets C/2007 C11, 2007 C12, 2007 C13, 2007 D4, 2007 E4 (SOHO)


MPEC 2007-K65 - "21:46 UT" - Comets C/2004 J20, 2007 A7, 2007 C7, 2007 C8, 2007 C9, 2007 C10 (SOHO)


MPEC 2007-K64 - "10:50 UT" - 2007 KH7


MPEC 2007-K63 - "10:47 UT" - 2007 KG7


MPEC 2007-K62 - "10:45 UT" - 2007 KF7


<< DOU on 29 May '07 >>  MPEC 2007-K61 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 May '07

Eight observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-K61 -- 2002 KF4
J67La Puebla de Vallbona Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-K61 -- 136874
D35Lulin Sky Survey in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2007-K63 -- 2007 KG7
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2007-K62 & 2007-K63 -- 2007 KG7, 2007 KF7
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2007-K62 & 2007-K64 -- 2007 KH7, 2007 KF7
2492LASCO Coronagraph 2 via the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 5 in MPECs 2007-K65 & 2007-K66 -- C/2007 C13, C/2007 C10, C/2007 C7, C/2007 A7, C/2004 J20
2493LASCO Coronagraph 3 via the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 7 in MPECs 2007-K65 & 2007-K66 -- C/2007 E4, C/2007 D4, C/2007 C13, C/2007 C12, C/2007 C11, C/2007 C9, C/2007 C8
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-K61 -- 2007 FV42, 2007 FK1
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2007-K62 & 2007-K63 -- 2007 KG7, 2007 KF7

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 May '07

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

Chronology  on 29 May '07

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

2218Grabbed MPEC 2007-K65 - Comets C/2004 J20, 2007 A7, 2007 C7, 2007 C8, 2007 C9, 2007 C10 (SOHO) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K66 - Comets C/2007 C11, 2007 C12, 2007 C13, 2007 D4, 2007 E4 (SOHO) - see above
1855Added link to news story, "Small Stars Create Big Fuss"
1452Added link to news story, "Meteorites hit near Redwater"
1408Added MOS paper, "Global models of turbulence in protoplanetary disks I. A cylindrical potential on a Cartesian grid and transport of solids" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Physical effects of collisions in the Kuiper belt" - see above
1403Grabbed MPEC 2007-K61 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K62 - 2007 KF7 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K63 - 2007 KG7 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K64 - 2007 KH7 - see above