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Asteroid 2016 KC4 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 24 at 11:00 UT). Dist: 43.36 LD. Size: 82-260 m.
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Asteroid 2016 LV9 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 22 at 23:55 UT). Dist: 34.53 LD. Size: 18-57 m.
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The Minor Planet Center is looking to hire an IT Specialist: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/hr/postings/16-37.html
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Asteroid 2016 LR9 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 22 at 00:31 UT). Dist: 26.31 LD. Size: 17-54 m.
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Asteroid 2016 LR1 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 21 at 12:31 UT). Dist: 36.85 LD. Size: 36-110 m.
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Asteroid 2009 CV flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 20 at 01:31 UT). Dist: 12.40 LD. Size: 26-82 m.
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Asteroid (441987) flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 24 at 10:30 UT). Dist: 10.71 LD. Size: 94-300 m.
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Asteroid 2016 LH10 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 22 at 19:03 UT). Dist: 22.34 LD. Size: 17-54 m.
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Want to discover some Main Belt #Comets? @the_zooniverse makes it possible! http://ow.ly/TwEs301wMJx
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Asteroid 2013 ND15 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 21 at 17:37 UT). Dist: 29.71 LD. Size: 28-90 m.
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Asteroid 2004 TE10 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 20 at 13:14 UT). Dist: 17.66 LD. Size: 30-94 m.
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Asteroid 2016 LV51 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 19 at 23:45 UT). Dist: 17.21 LD. Size: 16-52 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).