Dawn spacecraft back at 
Astrotech. Credit: NASA KSC.

Back at the Astrotech payload processing facility, still mated to its third-stage booster, the Dawn spacecraft now awaits its next launch opportunity. Credit: NASA KSC.

Contents  on 27 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 27 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 27 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 27 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 1 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2355 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and one updated listing.

To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see Suno Observatory's Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object.

New MPECs  on 27 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2355 UTC, there have been two MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2007-O51 - "10:31 UT" - 2005 XW77

<< DOU on 27 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-O50 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 27 July '07

Eleven observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 10 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 OH3, 2007 LL, 2007 HE15, 2007 EK88, 2007 DK8, 2007 CH15, 2006 YC13, 2004 XM130, 2002 OD20, 1996 SK
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 7 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 NC5, 2007 NQ, 2007 LR32, 2007 LA15, 2007 HE15, 2007 CK26, 87309
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 8 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 LR32, 2007 LA15, 2003 MT9, 145656, 87309, 86324, 85275, 16636
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2007-O51 -- 2005 XW77
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 LR32, 86324, 85275
196Homburg-Erbach Obs., 3 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 NC5, 2007 LR32, 87309
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 MB24, 136818, 85275
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-O51 -- 2005 XW77
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 10 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 NL1, 2007 OY, 2007 OX, 2007 OV, 2007 ML6, 2007 FV42, 2007 FL1, 2007 DF8, 2006 AD, 4197
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2007 OV
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-O50 -- 2004 ST9

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 27 July '07

At last check (NEODyS at 2355 and JPL at 2356 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month.

Chronology  on 27 July '07

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

1704Added MOS paper, " Near-Infrared Interferometric, Spectroscopic, and Photometric Monitoring of T Tauri Inner Disks" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Charging of Fractal Dust Agglomerates in a Plasma Environment" - see above
Added link to news story, "Early days of the 'Luny' Lab"
Added link to news story, "Prairie Meteorite Search comes to Swift Current"
Added link to news story, "UA Optical Sciences Team to Move Thin, Giant Mirror"
Added link to news story, "Space monster discovered"
Added link to news story, "Emerald isles"
Added link to news story, "Observing The Past"
1429Grabbed MPEC 2007-O50 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O51 - 2005 XW77 - see above