Contents  on 7 June '20

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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 through a calendar interface. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 7 June '20

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 31 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 31 objects listed. Of these, 21 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 33 listings on the NEOCP today.

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

New MPECs  on 7 June '20

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 7 June '20 >>  MPEC 2020-L31 - "12:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 June '20

Sixteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
T05ATLAS Haleakala in Hawaii, 9 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 2013 XA22, 85989, 54401, 495615, 349063, 190166, 175189, 136874, 4954
T08ATLAS Mauna Loa in Hawaii, 8 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 506459, 242216, 184990, 159929, 154278, 106589, 105140, 3752
I89`program code "`" (30) via iTelescope Obs. Nerpio in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 85184
C401program code 1 via Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 137199
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 495615, 154278, 106589
K95MASTER-II Sutherland in South Africa, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 99935
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 89355
608NEAT's USAF Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 2011 JA
Z80Northolt Branch Obs. in England, 4 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 2020 KZ3, 2013 XA22, 175189, 105140
G34Oberfrauendorf Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 137199
557Ondrejov Obs. in the Czech Republic, 2 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 68348, 523590
F52Pan-STARRS 2 (PS2) in Hawaii, 4 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 85184, 154278, 141525, 5626
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 4 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 2020 KM3, 2020 HS8, 2020 BN5, 2010 EC135
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 7088
2602program code 2 using the Siding Spring Digitized Sky Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 413038
T12UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up 2.24m Telescope in Hawaii, 4 in MPEC 2020-L31 -- 2016 FA15, 2016 CV246, 2015 PM, 2014 GH17
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 June '20

Summary Risk Table for Risk Assessments Updated Today   (last checks: NEODyS at 2358 UTC)
See the CRT page for a list of all objects rated recently as risks and our ephemerides page for a list of risk-listed objects under current observation.
The time horizon for JPL and NEODyS listings is 100 years, and both post impact solutions beyond that for some special objects.
For the latest official risk assessments, and for explanations of the terminology, see the NASA/JPL Sentry and NEODyS CLOMON2 risk pages.





Notes for Today's Latest Risk Assessments
2016 LE10JPL Sentry23072035-207233.9745e-07-7.31-7.530JPL: Computed at 18:45 April 9th of 2017 Pacific time based on 36 observations spanning 1.1194 days (2016-Jun-08.29814 to 2016-Jun-09.41755). Diameter approximately 0.013 km. from weighted mean H=27.10.

Legend: VI# = VI count, Prob Cum = cumulative probability, PS Cum/Max = cumulative/maximum Palermo Scale, TS = Torino Scale (next 100 years)

An impact solution, also known as a "virtual impactor" (VI), is not a prediction but rather a possibility derived from a variant orbit calculation that cannot be eliminated yet based on the existing data. Elimination can come quickly with just a little further observation or may take weeks or months, sometimes years. Once superceded or eliminated, a former impact solution has zero relevance to an object's risk. See Jon Giorgini's "Understanding Risk Pages" to learn more.

Chronology  on 7 June '20

Times are UTC for when items were noted or added by The Tracking News.

2307Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2016 LE10 risk assessment - see above
1530Grabbed MPEC 2020-L31 - Daily Orbit Update - see above