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Asteroid 2015 CV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 5 at 01:23 UT). Dist: 44.76 LD. Size: 160-490 m.
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What if an asteroid hit Earth, ponders @TheEconomist (with a little mention of the MPC): http://ow.ly/QoJT3
If an asteroid heads for Earth
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Asteroid 2015 NZ13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 3 at 08:13 UT). Dist: 34.38 LD. Size: 140-450 m.
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Asteroid 2015 LG2 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 2 at 03:41 UT). Dist: 29.29 LD. Size: 160-520 m.
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Asteroid 2011 PN1 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 31 at 10:09 UT). Dist: 25.96 LD. Size: 6-20 m.
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Asteroid 2001 OV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 19:48 UT). Dist: 42.50 LD. Size: 45-140 m.
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"Helpful Tips For Nuking An Asteroid" (via @NatGeo): http://ow.ly/QtVSF
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.@ESAGaia hunts for asteroids! Detects some 50,000 of 'em: http://ow.ly/QqwN8
Image of the Week. Asteroids all around. Eight months of Gaia data and a sample of 50000 asteroids were used to test the detection efficiency of software in the Gaia processing pipeline. Gaia observes more than a billion stars on the whole sky, without knowing in advance where they are.
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Asteroid 2015 NV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 3 at 00:42 UT). Dist: 39.81 LD. Size: 34-110 m.
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Asteroid 2015 NA14 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 31 at 18:04 UT). Dist: 23.67 LD. Size: 71-230 m.
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Remember @NASA_Dawn? :-) "New Names and Insights at Ceres": http://ow.ly/QhMPC
Colorful new maps of Ceres, based on NASA's Dawn spacecraft data, showcase a diverse topography, with dramatic height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks.
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Asteroid 2015 NH13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 19:15 UT). Dist: 42.06 LD. Size: 43-140 m.
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Introduction
The Minor Planet Center, or MPC, is the single worldwide location for receipt and distribution of positional measurements of minor planets, comets and outer irregular natural satellites of the major planets. The MPC is responsible for the identification, designation and orbit computation for all of these objects. This involves maintaining the master files of observations and orbits, keeping track of the discoverer of each object, and announcing discoveries to the rest of the world via electronic circulars and an extensive website. The MPC operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under the auspices of Division III of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).