Dawn spacecraft in protective container 
lowered to the ground. Credit NASA KSC.

The Dawn spacecraft being lowered in its protective container from the mobile service tower on Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, headed into storage until a new launch window opens in September-October. Image left and right credit NASA KSC.

Contents  on 25 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 25 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 25 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 25 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty. There were two listings noted earlier today.

New MPECs  on 25 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2354 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 25 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-O42 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 25 July '07

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 11 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 OH3, 2007 MH, 2007 LD, 2007 KN4, 2007 JE40, 2007 FE, 2004 XP164, 2002 RN129, 2001 NZ1, 2000 RW37, 1998 XC9
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 LR32
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 OH3, 2007 MT20
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 LR32, 2003 MT9, 85275
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 20460
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 LR32, 2004 ST9, 136818, 85275
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 MM13, 2007 LR32, 2007 LA15, 2003 MT9
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 12 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 LR32, 2007 LB15, 2007 LA15, 2007 LV8, 2007 LF, 2007 HX82, 2006 XA, 2006 SC6, 2004 ST9, 2003 MT9, 1999 VO6, 87309
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPEC 2007-O42 -- 2007 OH3, 2007 OX

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2354 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month.

Chronology  on 25 July '07

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

1938Added link to news story, "Meteor Crater still a big hit"
Added link to news story, "Quadruple Sunsets Possible on Other Worlds"
1937The NEOCP has become empty
1706Added news report, "Bits & pieces"
Added link to news story, "Space Sailing: Electro-magnetic Propulsion and Electro-dynamic Braking in Space Applications"
Added link to news story, "Spitzer Finds Evidence for Planets with Four Parents"
1416Added MOS paper, "The Relationship between the Optical Depth of the 9.7 micron Silicate Absorption Feature and Infrared Differential Extinction in Dense Clouds" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Theory of Star Formation" - see above
1412Grabbed MPEC 2007-O42 - Daily Orbit Update - see above