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Asteroid 2016 MS discovered. Flyby Jul 4 at 19:00 UT. Dist: 33.34 LD. Size: 34-110 m.
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Asteroid 2007 WU3 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 28 at 14:32 UT). Dist: 44.63 LD. Size: 33-100 m.
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Asteroid 2011 FC29 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jun 27 at 02:55 UT). Dist: 44.87 LD. Size: 130-410 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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Asteroid 2016 MO discovered. Flyby Jul 7 at 13:19 UT. Dist: 6.65 LD. Size: 21-65 m.
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Asteroid 2016 MK discovered. Flyby Jul 18 at 10:47 UT. Dist: 17.06 LD. Size: 49-160 m.
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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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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).