Artist's concept of New Horizons in 
the Pluto system. Credit JHUAPL/SwRI.

Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto and its three moons in the Summer of 2015. See news below. Credit: JHUAPL/SwRI.


Contents  on 20 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 20 June '07

Minor-Object Science  on 20 June '07

NEOCP Activity  on 20 June '07

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six new and three updated listings. Of these, seven were "one nighters."

New MPECs  on 20 June '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 20 June '07 >>  MPEC 2007-M16 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 20 June '07

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

A50Andrushivka Obs. in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 MQ
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 DK8
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2004 LG, 2002 PQ142, 2000 KB, 1988 PA, 3752
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2006 VY13, 54686
113Drebach Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 LV8
F653FTP education program via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 LA15
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 LF
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 FV42, 2002 KF4
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 LL, 2002 KF4, 2002 AQ3, 86829, 4341
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 GG
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 4 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 LW19, 2007 MH, 2007 LV19, 2007 KD
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2212, 1943, 1627
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 3 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2006 KE89, 2005 UK, 2005 AD13
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 KE, 2007 MG, 2000 KW43, 68348, 4179
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 MG, 2007 JH22
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPEC 2007-M16 -- 2007 MR, 2007 MG

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 20 June '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2358 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 20 June '07

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

1643Added MOS paper, "Evidence for Growth of Eccentricity and Mass Clearing in a Disc Interior to a Planet" - see above
Added link to news story, "6R10DB9"
Added link to news story, "Nap Before You Sleep"
1335Grabbed MPEC 2007-M16 - Daily Orbit Update - see above