Dawn's solar panels reflecting Earth 
illus. courtesy NASA Dawn mission

In this excerpt from an animation, the Dawn spacecraft's huge spread of solar panels reflects the Florida coastline from space. Courtesy NASA Dawn mission.


Contents  on 6 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 6 June '07

Minor-Object Science  on 6 June '07

NEOCP Activity  on 6 June '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 new

When last checked at 0005 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new listing. This was a "one nighter."

New MPECs  on 6 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.


<< DOU on 6 June '07 >>  MPEC 2007-L17 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 6 June '07

Five observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 9 in MPEC 2007-L17 -- 2007 KW2, 2007 KV2, 2007 KD2, 2007 KK, 2007 JG16, 2007 HW3, 2007 DZ40, 2006 GB, 2004 FX31
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2007-L17 -- 2005 AD13, 137170
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 31 in MPEC 2007-L17 -- 2007 AS2, 2007 AC2, 2006 UQ17, 2006 AM4, 2007 BD7, 2007 AT2, 2007 AB2, 2006 YY2, 2006 YN, 2006 WX1, 2006 UN216, 2006 SJ134, 2006 SH7, 2006 PA1, 2006 OA5, 2001 AA50, 153951, 153219, 143381, 141018, 53435, 31221, 5693, 5646, 5626, 4544, 3199, 3103, 2212, 1866, 1627
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2007-L17 -- 2007 GS3
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2007-L17 -- 2007 KD2, 2007 JH22, 2007 JX2, 2007 HB

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 June '07

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

Chronology  on 6 June '07

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

1522The NEOCP has become active
1427Grabbed MPEC 2007-L17 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0621Added MOS paper, "Terrestrial Zone Debris Disk Candidates in h & chi Persei" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The Spitzer c2d Survey of Weak-line T Tauri Stars II: New Constraints on the Timescale for Planet Building" - see above
Added link to news story, "June 2nd Dawn Journal"