SOFIA 27 June debut 
Credit:NASA/Tony Landis

Debut ceremony for the SOFIA airborne observatory at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center on June 27th. See news links below. Credit: NASA/Tony Landis.


Contents  on 29 June '07

WELCOME to A/CC's prototype daily news publication designed to be the viewing end of a planned autonomous 24-hour news service. The new tools and this publication format are working well enough now to share with readers. It is expected that this approach will require less time to maintain than our previous news and small asteroid pages, which were retired on May 14th. There's still more development ahead and there probably will be some glitches along the way, but this is what's needed to keep up with the increasing pace of minor-object news. The CRT page will be maintained separately for a little while longer, until all of this is working smoothly. And the CRT and small-asteroid ephemerides will be kept going.

Minor-Object News  on 29 June '07

Minor-Object Science  on 29 June '07

NEOCP Activity  on 29 June '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by Major News as active yet today (last checked at 2357 UTC).

New MPECs  on 29 June '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2357 UTC, there have been seven MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2007-M56 - "14:25 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2007-M55 - "14:18 UT" - Comet C/2007 M3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-M54 - "14:14 UT" - Comet C/2007 M2 (Catalina)


MPEC 2007-M53 - "14:10 UT" - Comet C/2007 M1 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-M52 - "14:06 UT" - Comet C/2007 K6 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-M51 - "14:01 UT" - Comet C/2007 K4 (Gibbs)


<< DOU on 29 June '07 >>  MPEC 2007-M50 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 June '07

A total of 27 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 K4, C/2003 WT42, 96, 17
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2007-M55 -- C/2007 M3
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2006 HW51
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2007-M50 & 2007-M56 -- C/2007 E2, 17, 2006 GB, 136874, 40267
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPECs 2007-M51 & 2007-M56 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 96, C/2007 K4
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2007-M53 -- C/2007 M1
808El Leoncito Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2006 K4, C/2005 L3
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2007-M55 & 2007-M56 -- C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2007 M3
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2003 WT42
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2006 OF2
185Jurassien-Vicques Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2007-M50 -- 96189
B05Ka-Dar Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2006 VZ13
415Kambah Obs. in Australia, 5 in MPECs 2007-M52 & 2007-M56 -- C/2007 D1, C/2006 K4, C/2005 YW, 186, C/2007 K6
A65Le Couvent de Lentin Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2007-M50 -- 85275
J55Los Altos de Arguineguin Obs., 4 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2005 L3, 96
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 96
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 4 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 HW51
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2007-M53, 2007-M54 & 2007-M56 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, 96, C/2007 M2, C/2007 M1
J78Murcia Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2005 L3, 96
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2006 VZ13, 96
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPECs 2007-M50 & 2007-M56 -- 96, 2007 DS84, 154807, 154453, 145656, 138883
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, 96
939Rodeno Obs., 6 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 96
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-M50 -- 2007 MB4, 2005 NW44
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- 186
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 4 in MPECs 2007-M51, 2007-M53, 2007-M54 & 2007-M55 -- C/2007 M3, C/2007 M2, C/2007 M1, C/2007 K4
J70Vega del Thader Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2007-M56 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, 96

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 June '07

At last check (NEODyS at 2259 and JPL at 2357 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 29 June '07

Times are UTC for when the items were noted by Major News.

1912Added link to news story, "New Horizons Slips into Electronic Slumber"
1446Grabbed MPEC 2007-M51 - Comet C/2007 K4 (Gibbs) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-M52 - Comet C/2007 K6 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-M53 - Comet C/2007 M1 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-M54 - Comet C/2007 M2 (Catalina) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-M55 - Comet C/2007 M3 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-M56 - Observations of Comets - see above
1305Grabbed MPEC 2007-M50 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0331Added MOS paper, "ASTE Submillimeter Observations of a Young Stellar Object Condensation in Cederblad 110" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Cool Customers in the Stellar Graveyard IV: Spitzer Search for Mid-IR excesses Around Five DAZs" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Gap Formation in the Dust Layer of 3D Protoplanetary Disks" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Radial and vertical angular momentum transport in protostellar discs" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Star Formation in Molecular Clouds?" - see above
Added MOS paper, "TMC-1C: an accreting starless core" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The role of thermal pressure in jet launching" - see above
Added link to news story, "Team makes Tunguska crater claim"
Added link to news story, "Nasa readies for asteroid mission"
Added link to news story, "Massive flying telescope SOFIA celebrates debut"
Added link to news story, "Debut Of The Flying Observatory To Be Held"
Added link to news story, "Asteroid mission facing delays"
Added link to news story, "Oceans from Space"