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Asteroid 2015 QT3 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 28 at 02:55 UT). Dist: 4.16 LD. Size: 30-94 m.
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Asteroid 2015 OS78 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 26 at 09:29 UT). Dist: 32.67 LD. Size: 120-390 m.
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Asteroid 2005 QQ87 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 25 at 20:01 UT). Dist: 32.88 LD. Size: 54-170 m.
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Asteroid 2015 OV flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 24 at 12:00 UT). Dist: 29.18 LD. Size: 38-120 m.
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Asteroid 2015 PQ flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 23 at 09:47 UT). Dist: 45.82 LD. Size: 52-160 m.
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Asteroid 2015 QT3 discovered. Flyby Aug 28 at 02:59 UT. Dist: 4.17 LD. Size: 30-94 m.
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Asteroid 2015 PW227 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 22 at 12:54 UT). Dist: 25.17 LD. Size: 15-47 m.
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"@NASA_Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres": http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4697
The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, show the small world's features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres' tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures.
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Nasty looking fresh asteroid impact crater on Mars. Ouch! (via @HiRISE) http://ow.ly/RmECM
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Asteroid 2015 QX8 discovered. Flyby Sep 4 at 09:16 UT. Dist: 20.17 LD. Size: 25-78 m.
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Asteroid 2015 QS8 discovered. Flyby Aug 22 at 14:44 UT. Dist: 5.00 LD. Size: 7-24 m.
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Asteroid 2015 QR3 discovered. Flyby Aug 21 at 19:44 UT. Dist: 17.02 LD. Size: 14-43 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).