6R10DB9 on March 20th 
© 2007 Great Shefford Obs.

Peter Birtwhistle says he is "quite looking forward to mid-June when 6R10DB9 comes rushing through one last time." He caught it before, as seen in this imagery from March 20th. "It" is believed to be a tiny asteroid that has been a temporary satellite of the Earth. See Friday's report about the radar observations planned for its passage at 0.7 lunar distance this month on the way back into heliocentric orbit.
      About this image: It comes from a composite of 176 six-second exposures made over a period of 17 minutes and 36 seconds. The object was moving at 24"/min. in PA 357° (upward) at magnitude R=19.3 and fading. The inset has the pixels doubled to twice size. ©Copyright 2007 Great Shefford Observatory, where you will find more info.

Contents  on 3 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 3 June '07

Minor-Object Science  on 3 June '07

NEOCP Activity  on 3 June '07

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

When last checked at 2357 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 3 June '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There was one MPEC issued this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Observers  on 3 June '07

One observing facility participated in today's MPECs.

941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-L06 -- 2004 ST9

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 3 June '07

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

Chronology  on 3 June '07

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

1845Added link to news story, "Flying telescope tests near"
Added link to news story, "Retirement seems likely for rocket made in Decatur; ULA hopeful"
1624Added MOS paper, "Anatomy of an isotopically primitive interplanetary dust particle: Coordinated NanoSIMS and Auger Nanoprobe analyses" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Characterization of presolar silicate and oxide grains in primitive carbonaceous chondrites" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Isotopic and TEM investigations of variations in presolar graphite morphology" - see above
1408Grabbed MPEC 2007-L06 - Daily Orbit Update - see above