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Asteroid 2015 NV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 3 at 00:42 UT). Dist: 39.81 LD. Size: 34-110 m.
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Asteroid 2015 NA14 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 31 at 18:04 UT). Dist: 23.67 LD. Size: 71-230 m.
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Remember @NASA_Dawn? :-) "New Names and Insights at Ceres": http://ow.ly/QhMPC
Colorful new maps of Ceres, based on NASA's Dawn spacecraft data, showcase a diverse topography, with dramatic height differences between crater bottoms and mountain peaks.
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Asteroid 2015 NH13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 19:15 UT). Dist: 42.06 LD. Size: 43-140 m.
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Why don't we have hoverboards already??? Blame it on the (Roman?) asteroids, says @SethShostak: http://ow.ly/Q8SXj
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Asteroid 2015 LJ flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 26 at 01:38 UT). Dist: 18.98 LD. Size: 22-68 m.
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Asteroid 2015 LG2 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 2 at 03:41 UT). Dist: 29.29 LD. Size: 160-520 m.
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Asteroid 2011 PN1 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 31 at 10:09 UT). Dist: 25.96 LD. Size: 6-20 m.
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Asteroid 2001 OV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 19:48 UT). Dist: 42.50 LD. Size: 45-140 m.
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Asteroid 2015 OM flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 00:18 UT). Dist: 39.70 LD. Size: 140-450 m.
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Asteroid 2011 TX8 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 27 at 17:02 UT). Dist: 46.34 LD. Size: 82-260 m.
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Asteroid 2015 OF26 discovered. Flyby Aug 19 at 08:13 UT. Dist: 38.38 LD. Size: 99-310 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).