Artist's concept of Stardust spacecraft. 
Credit: Lockheed Martin.

An artist's concept of the Stardust spacecraft approaching a comet. The Stardust mission, with its original mission accomplished, has been assigned a new comet flyby task -- see news below and last week. Credit: Lockheed Martin.


Contents  on 11 July '07

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Minor-Object News  on 11 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 11 July '07

No science papers are known or prepared yet today.

NEOCP Activity  on 11 July '07

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

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter."

New MPECs  on 11 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2357 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 11 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-N27 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 11 July '07

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

F653FTP education program via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 2006 YD
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 2007 HW3
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 2007 LR32, 87309
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 86324
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 2006 JF42
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 2006 VD13, 86039, 85953, 1943, 1866, 1627
0841program code 1 via Pulkovo Obs. in Russia, 62 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 2006 UQ17, 2007 BB50, 2007 AT2, 2007 AB2, 2007 AG, 2006 YU1, 2006 WH1, 2006 VV2, 2006 UN216, 2006 UM, 2006 SJ134, 2006 PA1, 2005 WJ56, 2005 EK70, 2004 XP14, 2004 XL14, 2002 TD60, 2002 AN11, 155341, 152931, 143992, 141018, 140158, 139622, 138127, 138095, 137925, 137805, 137084, 137078, 137062, 86039, 68216, 53435, 42286, 31221, 25916, 22771, 21088, 16834, 10165, 7341, 5751, 5693, 5646, 5626, 5143, 5011, 4544, 4257, 4055, 3554, 3200, 3199, 3103, 2212, 2059, 1980, 1943, 1866, 1864, 1627
434San Benedetto Po Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 85275, 24443
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 6 in MPEC 2007-N27 -- 2005 GG, 2004 PT42, 152895, 4341, 2100, 1685

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 11 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2357 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 11 July '07

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

2018Added news report, "Kitt Peak update"
Added link to news story, "Comets Contain Fewer Ingredients Than Thought, Study Says"
Added link to news story, "Great Perseids"
Added link to news story, "Comet chemistry theory put to the test"
Added link to news story, "Fire near Kitt Peak 50% contained"
1448Added link to news story, "Colo.-built space probes will be returned to duty"
Added link to news story, "Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On Wildfires"
Added link to news story, "New Mission Given to Stardust Spacecraft"
Added link to news story, "Comet Linear Graces the Northern Sky"
1405Grabbed MPEC 2007-N27 - Daily Orbit Update - see above