ALMA antenna transporter. 
Credit: ESO.

What astronomy job does this chap have? (And does he have to change those 28 tires?) He's driving a 130-ton vehicle designed to precisely position the more than five-dozen 115-ton radio antennas of the reconfigurable Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). There may be little need for the windshield wipers, however, since ALMA is located in a high Chilean desert described as the "driest place on Earth." Copyright ESO.

Contents  on 1 August '07


The latest news: framed access (best), RSS news feed (flags updates), or redirection - Note: A/CC has a main Web site and a backup site.

Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days this year through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

Minor-Object News  on 1 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 1 August '07

NEOCP Activity  on 1 August '07

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and one updated listing. 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 1 August '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there have been two MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 1 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-P02 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2007-P01 - "03:20 UT" - 2003 CG11

Observers  on 1 August '07

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2007-P02 -- 2007 ML13, 2007 HW3, 2007 DZ40
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 5 in MPEC 2007-P02 -- 2007 NC5, 2007 LR32, 2007 LA15, 2007 DT103, 87309
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2007-P01 -- 2003 CG11
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-P02 -- 2007 LR32
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2007-P02 -- 2007 NC5, 2007 DT103, 2007 DA41, 53426
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2007-P02 -- 2007 NL1, 2007 GS3, 2007 FA, 2005 OE3
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2007-P01 -- 2003 CG11
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2007-P01 & 2007-P02 -- 2007 DT103, 2003 CG11
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-P02 -- 2007 NQ, 2007 MB24, 2007 MH, 2007 CK26

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 1 August '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2358 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month.

Chronology  on 1 August '07

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

1604Added link to news story, "Scientists positive there's negativity in space"
Added link to news story, "Outbound at 7 AU"
Added link to news story, "Rochester rocket man leads 3.2 billion-mile trip"
1424Grabbed MPEC 2007-P02 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0512Added link to news story, "Giant truck set for sky-high task"
0456Added MOS paper, "Secondary resonances of co-orbital motions" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Testing the Disk Regulation Paradigm with Spitzer Observations. II. A Clear Signature of Star-Disk Interaction in NGC 2264 and the Orion Nebula Cluster" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The Formation of the Oort Cloud in Open Cluster Environments" - see above
0451Grabbed MPEC 2007-P01 - 2003 CG11 - see above