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Asteroid 2016 NF23 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 17:43 UT). Dist: 30.40 LD. Size: 49-160 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NU38 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 28 at 13:56 UT). Dist: 40.35 LD. Size: 43-140 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NE39 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 26 at 12:20 UT). Dist: 6.54 LD. Size: 38-120 m.
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Asteroid 2016 LY48 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 23 at 20:31 UT). Dist: 28.44 LD. Size: 54-170 m.
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Asteroid 2014 BT8 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 21 at 16:30 UT). Dist: 18.58 LD. Size: 19-59 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NS flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 20 at 17:41 UT). Dist: 8.70 LD. Size: 15-47 m.
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Asteroid 2014 UW56 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 28 at 21:59 UT). Dist: 40.33 LD. Size: 4-14 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NS16 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 27 at 22:20 UT). Dist: 30.65 LD. Size: 41-130 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NW15 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 26 at 00:13 UT). Dist: 13.72 LD. Size: 17-54 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NJ39 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 22 at 14:26 UT). Dist: 11.52 LD. Size: 18-57 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NR55 discovered. Flyby Aug 5 at 07:36 UT. Dist: 25.04 LD. Size: 38-120 m.
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Asteroid 2016 NC39 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 19 at 13:19 UT). Dist: 32.57 LD. Size: 27-86 m.
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The Nerve Center of asteroid discovery in the Solar System
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).