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The central 2.4-meter telescope at Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) near Socorro, New Mexico. See more about the MRO below. ©Copyright MRO 2007, used with permission.

Contents  on 2 August '07


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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 2 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 2 August '07

NEOCP Activity  on 2 August '07

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

When last checked at 2356 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 2 August '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 2 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-P03 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 2 August '07

Eight observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 2007 LV19, 2007 JE40, 2007 GC
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 433
127Bornheim Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 2007 LR32, 85275
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 2007 LR32, 53426
196Homburg-Erbach Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 2007 LR32
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 2004 ST9, 145656, 136818, 85275, 68216, 4257
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 145656, 86324, 85275
A97Stammersdorf Obs. in Austria, 2 in MPEC 2007-P03 -- 2007 DT103, 85275

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 August '07

At last check (NEODyS 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 2 August '07

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

1936Added news report, "Bits & pieces"
Added news report, "MRO update"
Added link to news story, "Pundit Observatory scores on comet website"
Added link to news story, "Space Settlement and War"
1532Added MOS paper, "The Chemical Composition of an Extrasolar Minor Planet" - see above
Added link to news story, "Rigorous process to yield telescope mirror in '09"
Added link to news story, "Crystals on Meteorite Reveal Clues to Early Solar System Evolution"
Added link to news story, "Could the Czech basin have been created through meteoritic impact?"
1433Grabbed MPEC 2007-P03 - Daily Orbit Update - see above