Akari sky survey highlighting 
infrared-bright star-forming regions 
in the Milky Way disk. Credit JAXA.

This composite Akari sky survey image in the infrared at 9 micrometers shows a cross-section of the Milky Way galaxy disk with its dense bright center and bright star-forming regions -- more info below. Credit: JAXA. See also the Akari mission site.

Contents  on 12 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 12 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 12 July '07

No science papers are known or prepared yet today.

NEOCP Activity  on 12 July '07

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

When last checked at 2356 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. Of these, none were "one nighters." So far Major News has counted a total of two objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

New MPECs  on 12 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2356 UTC, there have been two MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2007-N29 - "17:39 UT" - Comet C/2007 N1 (McNaught)

<< DOU on 12 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-N28 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 12 July '07

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-N29 -- C/2007 N1
808El Leoncito Obs. in Argentina, 3 in MPEC 2007-N28 -- 2005 NW44, 2003 HF2, 159495
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 6 in MPECs 2007-N28 & 2007-N29 -- C/2007 N1, 2007 MC24, 2006 YT13, 2006 QE, 2003 WM25, 2003 UY19
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2007-N28 -- 2007 CA19, 53435, 31221, 22771, 5626, 3103
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 6 in MPECs 2007-N28 & 2007-N29 -- C/2007 N1, 2007 NQ, 2007 HE15, 154007, 152895, 108519
A55Vallemare di Borbona Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-N29 -- C/2007 N1

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 12 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2356 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 12 July '07

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

2031Grabbed MPEC 2007-N29 - Comet C/2007 N1 (McNaught) - see above
Added news report, "Kitt Peak update"
Added link to news story, "New light cast on key chemical reactions in interstellar space"
Added link to news story, "Students To Track Asteroids"
Added link to news story, "August Meteor Shower Will Be 'A Great Show'"
1511Added link to news story, "Good Morning, New Horizons!"
Added link to news story, "Near Sun Hibernation Mode"
1414Added link to news story, "AKARI presents detailed all-sky map in infrared light"
1404Grabbed MPEC 2007-N28 - Daily Orbit Update - see above