9969 Braille from DS1. Credit NASA JPL.

Early on this day UTC eight years ago, NASA's Deep Space 1 mission flew past 9969 Braille (1992 KD), a large asteroid (2.2 x 1 km.) that is spectographically similar to 4 Vesta. A number of last-minute problems prevented close-up imagery and only this enhanced low-resolution image was obtained from a distance. Credit: NASA JPL.

Contents  on 29 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 29 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 29 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 29 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 2 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2354 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and one updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter."

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

New MPECs  on 29 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 29 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-O53 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 July '07

Five observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2007-O53 -- 2007 LR32, 5143
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2007-O53 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 LR32, 2004 ST9, 136818, 85275, 5143
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-O53 -- 2007 LR32, 2004 ST9
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2007-O53 -- 2007 LR32, 2007 GS3, 2006 JF42, 2005 XW77, 2003 MT9
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-O53 -- 2007 OH3, 2007 NC5

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 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 29 July '07

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

1806Added MOS paper, "The orbital and spatial distribution of the Kuiper belt" - see above
Added link to news story, "Astronomic success"
Added link to news story, "Masses of data from space available to citizen scientists"
1451Grabbed MPEC 2007-O53 - Daily Orbit Update - see above