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Asteroid 2014 JG55 flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 6 at 06:04 UT). Dist: 13.81 LD. Size: 2-8 m.
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Asteroid 2016 HE19 flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 5 at 19:58 UT). Dist: 26.33 LD. Size: 10-33 m.
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Asteroid 2016 JS5 discovered. Flyby May 5 at 22:48 UT. Dist: 0.53 LD (0.52 LD from Earth surface). Size: 1-4 m.
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Asteroid (388945) flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 5 at 10:38 UT). Dist: 13.13 LD. Size: 160-490 m.
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Asteroid 2016 JE5 discovered. Flyby May 16 at 12:03 UT. Dist: 47.18 LD. Size: 19-59 m.
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Asteroid 2016 EK56 flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 4 at 16:05 UT). Dist: 32.25 LD. Size: 49-160 m.
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Asteroid 2016 JE6 discovered. Flyby May 12 at 06:04 UT. Dist: 24.67 LD. Size: 26-82 m.
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Asteroid 2016 JC6 discovered. Flyby May 8 at 16:25 UT. Dist: 12.82 LD. Size: 110-360 m.
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Asteroid 2016 JQ5 discovered. Flyby May 9 at 09:47 UT. Dist: 1.57 LD. Size: 4-14 m.
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Asteroid 2016 HN flyby in ~ 30 mins (May 4 at 21:32 UT). Dist: 12.34 LD. Size: 59-190 m.
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Asteroid 2016 JT discovered. Flyby May 30 at 05:48 UT. Dist: 30.19 LD. Size: 27-86 m.
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Asteroid 2016 JM discovered. Flyby May 25 at 11:21 UT. Dist: 27.58 LD. Size: 11-34 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).