Artist's concept of a toroidal pre-planetary 
disk. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt.

Artist's concept of a toroidal pre-planetary disk forming around an embryonic star such as NGC 1333-IRAS 4B, which is reported today to be undergoing an ice onslaught. See more below. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt.

Contents  on 29 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 29 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 29 August '07

No science papers are known or prepared yet today.

NEOCP Activity  on 29 August '07

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

When last checked at 2355 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and two updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter."

To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see the Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object by Birtwhistle et al. at Suno Observatory.

New MPECs  on 29 August '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 29 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-Q41 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 August '07

Eight observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
A88Bolzaneto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 2007 LR32
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 2007 LR32, 2002 NN4
H98Dark Roseanne Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 2007 PE8
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 2007 PF28, 2007 PE8, 2007 LR32
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 1999 FA
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 2007 PF28, 2002 NN4
A32Panker Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 2007 PF28, 53426
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-Q41 -- 2007 PF28, 2004 OT11, 2002 NN4, 53426

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 August '07

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

Chronology  on 29 August '07

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

2008Added link to news story, "Supersonic 'Rain' Falls on Newborn Star" - see above
Added link to news story, "Planet Formation Mystery Solved" - see above
Added link to news story, "Star System Soaked With 'Rain'" - see above
Added link to news story, "Water Vapor Seen 'Raining Down' on Young Star System" - see above
1708Added link to news story, "Search for Meteorite in the Altai Continues" - see above
Added link to news story, "Vesta Visits Jupiter" - see above
1525Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q41 - Daily Orbit Update - see above