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Asteroid 2015 KN57 flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 28 at 15:41 UT). Dist: 37.55 LD. Size: 14-43 m.
We are the official body that deals with astrometric observations and orbits of minor planets (asteroids) and comets.
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Asteroid 2015 KS154 discovered. Flyby Jun 6 at 14:26 UT. Dist: 32.78 LD. Size: 71-230 m.
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Asteroid 2015 KP57 flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 28 at 04:36 UT). Dist: 10.42 LD. Size: 20-62 m.
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Asteroid 2015 KE19 flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 27 at 19:20 UT). Dist: 23.84 LD. Size: 23-71 m.
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Want to contribute to funding an #Asteroid Deflection test mission? Well now you can with @EADProject: http://ow.ly/NvlXD
Earth is currently unprotected against incoming asteroids. EADP's HAIV solution will change that! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Asteroid 2015 KP122 discovered. Flyby May 26 at 19:39 UT. Dist: 15.54 LD. Size: 9-31 m.
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Asteroid 2015 JW flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 26 at 22:36 UT). Dist: 15.35 LD. Size: 13-41 m.
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Asteroid 2015 KU154 discovered. Flyby Jun 13 at 06:42 UT. Dist: 17.65 LD. Size: 20-62 m.
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Students Compete to Design Manned #Asteroid Mission (via @SPACEdotcom) http://ow.ly/NxPLa
Dozens of students from 14 countries around the world came together recently to map out a manned mission to a captured asteroid in lunar orbit — a project very much like one NASA hopes to achieve by 2025.
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.@NewHorizons2015 is closing in on #Pluto! Watch this cool vid via @APOD: http://ow.ly/NvJWX
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Asteroid 2015 KW120 discovered. Flyby May 29 at 11:53 UT. Dist: 1.07 LD. Size: 11-36 m.
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Asteroid 2015 KA122 discovered. Flyby Jun 5 at 23:08 UT. Dist: 3.29 LD. Size: 39-120 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).