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Asteroid 2015 DO215 discovered. Flyby Mar 2 at 17:35 UT. Dist: 3.07 LD. Size: 9-28 m.
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Asteroid 2015 DB199 discovered. Flyby Mar 16 at 07:17 UT. Dist: 37.47 LD. Size: 20-62 m.
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Asteroid 2015 DU198 discovered. Flyby Mar 4 at 12:31 UT. Dist: 16.99 LD. Size: 14-45 m.
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Asteroid 2015 DZ155 discovered. Flyby Feb 22 at 07:33 UT. Dist: 23.96 LD. Size: 25-78 m.
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.@BadAstronomer @RonBaalke 2015 DD1's is 17th closest asteroid flyby in our list (which does include 2 impactors!): http://ow.ly/Jpo28
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Asteroid 2008 HA2 reobserved. Flyby Mar 5 at 10:23 UT. Dist: 26.76 LD. Size: 25-78 m.
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Asteroid 2015 DD54 discovered. Flyby Feb 21 at 18:03 UT. Dist: 7.17 LD. Size: 16-49 m.
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Asteroid 2015 DJ215 discovered. Flyby Mar 22 at 17:27 UT. Dist: 32.61 LD. Size: 28-90 m.
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Asteroid 2015 DY198 discovered. Flyby Mar 1 at 11:24 UT. Dist: 2.17 LD. Size: 11-34 m.
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Asteroid 2015 DK155 discovered. Flyby Mar 5 at 11:23 UT. Dist: 30.48 LD. Size: 34-110 m.
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.@SungrazerComets @RonBaalke Interactive 3D flyby plot of 2015 DD1, for your enjoyment: http://ow.ly/Jpnxj
2015 DD1 The green line indicates the object's apparent motion relative to the Earth, and the bright green marks are the object's location at approximately one hour intervals. The Moon's orbit is grey. The blue arrow points in the direction of Earth's motion and the yellow arrow points toward ...
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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).