SOFIA arrives in California June 1st 
Credit NASA/Tony Landis

The SOFIA airborne observatory arrived Thursday, May 31st at NASA Dryden in southern California, flown from Waco, Texas where its 2.5m telescope had been installed. See more info below. Credit: NASA/Tony Landis.


Contents  on 2 June '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 2 June '07

Minor-Object Science  on 2 June '07

NEOCP Activity  on 2 June '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 new

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new listings. Both of these were "one nighters." This listing info is unchanged since when checked at 0106 UTC on today.

New MPECs  on 2 June '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2007-L05 - "13:36 UT" - Comet C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)


<< DOU on 2 June '07 >>  MPEC 2007-L04 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 2 June '07

Four observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-L04 -- 2007 FV42
415Kambah Obs. in Australia, 1 in MPEC 2007-L05 -- C/2007 K5
G63Mill Creek Obs. in Oregon, 1 in MPEC 2007-L04 -- 145656
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 3 in MPEC 2007-L04 -- 2007 FV42, 2006 KE89, 2005 AD13

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 June '07

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

Chronology  on 2 June '07

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

1923Added link to news story, "Broken crane delays Dawn launch"
1859Added news report, "2007 DT103 radar campaign"
1823Added news report, "Amateur comet discovery"
1401Grabbed MPEC 2007-L04 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-L05 - Comet C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy) - see above
0118Added MOS paper, "Hammadah al Hamra 193: the first amphibole-bearing winonaite" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Relict olivine, chondrule recycling, and the evolution of nebular oxygen reservoirs" - see above
Added link to news story, "Sir Bernard and his telescopic vision"
Added link to news story, "WonderWoman: Hope Ishii"
Added link to news story, "SOFIA Airborne Observatory Arrives at NASA Dryden"
Added link to news story, "Ice Age Ends Smashingly: Did a comet blow up over eastern Canada?"