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Managing worldwide observations of asteroids and comets, calculating their orbits and if they pose a threat to planet Earth! Terms: http://t.co/9YgOuzYNOy

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Asteroid 2015 QP3 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 30 at 01:23 UT). Dist: 23.55 LD. Size: 27-86 m. http://t.co/1zbDmUeTJb
8/30
2015
Asteroid 2015 PT227 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 29 at 16:04 UT). Dist: 9.65 LD. Size: 31-99 m. http://t.co/vjWaGdZySh
8/29
2015
Asteroid 2015 QT3 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 28 at 02:55 UT). Dist: 4.16 LD. Size: 30-94 m. http://t.co/SvGlqoLSvoRight now, *all* ices and gases on this comet's surface are sublimating furiously, with insane production rates. https://t.co/H0MGlRoUcU
Retweeted by Minor Planet Center@StephEvz43 Seems like @IAU_org and @NewHorizons2015 should've hatched a plan years ago instead of quibbling now. @spacecom@StephEvz43 @spacecom There are themes for objects in different parts of the Solar System, and Pluto's is the Underworld, chosen long ago."@NASA_Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres": http://t.co/Zp9JC4rLgp
8/27
2015
Check out these videos explaining the #asteroid hazard. http://t.co/zxu3UnjuIK via @MinorPlanetCtrAsteroid Hazards, Part 1: What Makes an Asteroid a Hazard?: http://t.co/2XWq17L5j3 via @YouTubeAsteroid Hazards, Part 2: The Challenge of Detection: http://t.co/2LcvvWXZPA via @YouTubeAsteroid Hazards, Part 3: Finding the Path: http://t.co/Js69ebAmUq via @YouTubeI added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/Js69ebAmUq Asteroid Hazards, Part 3: Finding the PathI added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://t.co/2LcvvWXZPA Asteroid Hazards, Part 2: The Challenge of DetectionAsteroid 2015 OS78 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 26 at 09:29 UT). Dist: 32.67 LD. Size: 120-390 m. http://t.co/863hKHyh9C@fienfocjefien If it were large enough to warrant serious concern, it would've been discovered by now. @deandp371 @BadAstronomerInitial set of orbits of discoveries from an @OSSOSurvey block. Ooh shiny. Shiny! But must finish paper on previous discoveries first...
Retweeted by Minor Planet Center@fienfocjefien Nope. There are still plenty of asteroids left to discover throughout the Solar System! @deandp371 @BadAstronomer
8/26
2015
Nasty looking fresh asteroid impact crater on Mars. Ouch! (via @HiRISE) http://t.co/zsSpjyd72F@deandp371 @BadAstronomer Not that it will matter much at that point, but sure, blame us :-)Asteroid 2005 QQ87 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 25 at 20:01 UT). Dist: 32.88 LD. Size: 54-170 m. http://t.co/SvCcRabIV4
8/25
2015
@backman_B09 Hey, it's a 21er; only the grownups can play with the 21ers :-)Asteroid 2015 OV flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 24 at 12:00 UT). Dist: 29.18 LD. Size: 38-120 m. http://t.co/FitCo7fAse
8/24
2015
Asteroid 2015 QX8 discovered. Flyby Sep 4 at 09:16 UT. Dist: 20.17 LD. Size: 25-78 m. http://t.co/2Ew90PGmrdAsteroid 2015 PQ flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 23 at 09:47 UT). Dist: 45.82 LD. Size: 52-160 m. http://t.co/daoW2ZXnyW
8/23
2015
Asteroid 2015 QS8 discovered. Flyby Aug 22 at 14:44 UT. Dist: 5.00 LD. Size: 7-24 m. http://t.co/DQuzOeFzlWAsteroid 2015 QT3 discovered. Flyby Aug 28 at 02:59 UT. Dist: 4.17 LD. Size: 30-94 m. http://t.co/Fhezfb9q8VAsteroid 2015 QR3 discovered. Flyby Aug 21 at 19:44 UT. Dist: 17.02 LD. Size: 14-43 m. http://t.co/LNUZolDvKzAsteroid 2015 PW227 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 22 at 12:54 UT). Dist: 25.17 LD. Size: 15-47 m. http://t.co/ruehDZf06B
8/22
2015
Asteroid 2015 QP3 discovered. Flyby Aug 30 at 01:23 UT. Dist: 23.59 LD. Size: 28-90 m. http://t.co/GRGJZc3yAlAsteroid 2015 QH3 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 21 at 18:17 UT). Dist: 4.38 LD. Size: 7-25 m. http://t.co/MXI6v3RSAp
8/21
2015
Asteroid 2015 QH3 discovered. Flyby Aug 21 at 18:17 UT. Dist: 4.38 LD. Size: 7-25 m. http://t.co/UmYxLlJN7LAsteroid 2015 QK discovered. Flyby Aug 19 at 02:54 UT. Dist: 4.68 LD. Size: 10-33 m. http://t.co/oXG7Sh1h1UAsteroid 2015 QJ discovered. Flyby Aug 20 at 19:43 UT. Dist: 23.56 LD. Size: 34-110 m. http://t.co/TjV4TBSykC
8/20
2015
.@titipacheco17 Yes, most definitely NOT TRUE!Asteroid 2015 OF26 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 19 at 08:46 UT). Dist: 38.31 LD. Size: 90-280 m. http://t.co/VM5dYt8YmK
8/19
2015
Asteroid 2015 QA discovered. Flyby Aug 30 at 22:07 UT. Dist: 42.73 LD. Size: 57-180 m. http://t.co/Q7Wte0xmee
8/18
2015
"The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan to Save Earth from the Next Giant Asteroid" (geez Louise!) via @motherboard: http://t.co/7DzKYxjRTa@Bladewalker6 Which part? Trying to squeeze some good info into 140 characters ain't easy :-(Asteroid 2015 KB19 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 17 at 19:26 UT). Dist: 47.25 LD. Size: 82-260 m. http://t.co/e17Yrm8ZVL
8/17
2015
@wilselwood As long as we don't get several thousand requests per second (it has happened!), you should be OK :-)Asteroid (348400) flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 16 at 14:00 UT). Dist: 20.12 LD. Size: 0.7-2.2 km. http://t.co/L2IRo1duPl
8/16
2015
@backman_B09 Nice! (You're using Canopus, huh?)Asteroid 2015 PW227 discovered. Flyby Aug 22 at 12:54 UT. Dist: 25.17 LD. Size: 15-47 m. http://t.co/p7bhYYZCryAsteroid 2015 PT227 discovered. Flyby Aug 29 at 16:02 UT. Dist: 9.68 LD. Size: 33-100 m. http://t.co/Hw1os47gVuAsteroid 2015 PS227 discovered. Flyby Aug 31 at 19:15 UT. Dist: 23.78 LD. Size: 28-90 m. http://t.co/eygqswkbdJAsteroid 2012 JA flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 14 at 12:44 UT). Dist: 17.10 LD. Size: 21-65 m. http://t.co/6nsNO8TCgA
8/14
2015
ESA's new interactive comet visualization tool based on space enthusiast's work with #opendata http://t.co/zfXU9V4rZ8 http://t.co/x3BP4i9bQ5
Retweeted by Minor Planet CenterAsteroid 2011 AK5 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 13 at 19:56 UT). Dist: 27.59 LD. Size: 99-310 m. http://t.co/K7vzBTaRMcAsteroid (232691) flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 13 at 15:36 UT). Dist: 29.12 LD. Size: 210-650 m. http://t.co/xPQMfSQibPAsteroid 2015 PK57 discovered. Flyby Sep 5 at 19:53 UT. Dist: 17.11 LD. Size: 22-68 m. http://t.co/4ypaxEtMrpAsteroid 2015 EK7 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 13 at 10:03 UT). Dist: 49.67 LD. Size: 75-240 m. http://t.co/zw3CDFz9dr
8/13
2015
Asteroid 2004 AS1 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 12 at 17:43 UT). Dist: 30.39 LD. Size: 150-470 m. http://t.co/TGNAVceyjRAsteroid 2012 NP flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 12 at 12:05 UT). Dist: 39.43 LD. Size: 100-330 m. http://t.co/Z3BPw9Lyji
8/12
2015
@RonBaalke Yeah, that would be terrible PR :-D@pjeckenheim Yep, about 1 1/2 days after its flyby. It happens with these little little guys..@RonBaalke Thanks for noticing! :-)Asteroid 4999 MPC makes its closest approach to Earth today (2.1 AU). @MinorPlanetCtr @IAU_org #iau2015 http://t.co/4dXlphRXCF
Retweeted by Minor Planet CenterAsteroid 2015 OS78 discovered. Flyby Aug 26 at 09:40 UT. Dist: 32.71 LD. Size: 120-390 m. http://t.co/fjcOn2mwpw
8/11
2015
@GeertHub Hurry up cos he leaves tomorrow!@GeertHub Ah, we know that guy! (Didn't recognise him on little phone screen.) Did you say "hi" and introduce yourself?
8/10
2015
@GeertHub Who was giving the talk, and what was it about?@wilselwood Much nicer like that. Great work!Asteroid 2015 PQ discovered. Flyby Aug 23 at 09:08 UT. Dist: 43.58 LD. Size: 47-150 m. http://t.co/PgHt0fTq3W
8/9
2015
Asteroid 2015 PK discovered. Flyby Aug 6 at 03:08 UT. Dist: 0.21 LD (0.19 LD from Earth surface). Size: 4-14 m. http://t.co/fdpXTN6v9M
8/8
2015
1/3 of meteorites on Earth may come from the huge collision that created this asteroid family. http://t.co/C8jNOokpR7 http://t.co/WMXmaQno14
Retweeted by Minor Planet Center.@ProfBrianCox asks if reasonable to spend less on #asteroid defence than footballer's salary (via: @headguruteacher) http://t.co/hR1i86tLVA
8/7
2015
@asrivkin Well of course YOU would like it :-D@UniOfSurrey @Surreysportpark Damn... That's not at all what the gym looked like when *I* worked out there :-).@iwebst does some magic web stuff again to bring us an interactive Ceres globe (protip: use mouse-wheel to zoom) http://t.co/mx4c8hwGwqAsteroid 2015 MX53 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 6 at 18:44 UT). Dist: 16.94 LD. Size: 39-120 m. http://t.co/4UREqrjmON.@ESA_Rosetta 1 Year Later: Historic Comet Mission Still Intrigues http://t.co/XjNsFxN66N http://t.co/voj8DQxycj
Retweeted by Minor Planet Center
8/6
2015
Asteroid 2015 LE21 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 5 at 16:38 UT). Dist: 31.60 LD. Size: 21-65 m. http://t.co/DzCPDsDbZM
8/5
2015
Asteroid 2015 CV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 5 at 01:23 UT). Dist: 44.76 LD. Size: 160-490 m. http://t.co/WSP0ZfIJIH.@lukedones @astrokiwi @alexwitze @jeanlucmargot Inspired by Saul Steinberg's "View of the World from 9th Avenue": https://t.co/h3CoMQfMAi"Helpful Tips For Nuking An Asteroid" (via @NatGeo): http://t.co/L3tY7esRgmGreat artwork for #IAU2015 symposium on asteroids http://t.co/3ffRBGdbse
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8/4
2015
@wilselwood Popup info boxes are correct, though, so something's working.What if an asteroid hit Earth, ponders @TheEconomist (with a little mention of the MPC): http://t.co/jhZ8oJLhl9@sondy We know Patrick could've handled 45 hours of observing asteroids no problem.@wilselwood Just discovered info box on hover. Awesome! :-) But incorrect numbers on Y axis here: https://t.co/y6PPkEJLwl@sondy Are we talking this guy?: http://t.co/uyVQ3t0CYk@sondy @fcain @DNews Luckliy, not alergic to sitting on the non-business end of a radar dish :-)@fcain @DNews irony: the scientist responsible for coordinating these observations is allergic to peanuts.
Retweeted by Minor Planet Center@wilselwood That's pretty sweet! (Though confused by X Axis numbers on top, and 'Apohelion' instead of more common 'Aphelion'.) Great work!.@ESAGaia hunts for asteroids! Detects some 50,000 of 'em: http://t.co/S0KWmFFRs4Asteroid 2015 NZ13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 3 at 08:13 UT). Dist: 34.38 LD. Size: 140-450 m. http://t.co/eudVWE0pIh
8/3
2015
Asteroid 2015 NV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 3 at 00:42 UT). Dist: 39.81 LD. Size: 34-110 m. http://t.co/rRZzS2nlhE
8/2
2015
Asteroid 2015 LG2 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Aug 2 at 03:41 UT). Dist: 29.29 LD. Size: 160-520 m. http://t.co/afy2ia8t0O@BeckePhysics Ah, yes, we've heard of tha Google thing. IASC is a good place to start asking about getting your students involved.@wilselwood Palomar-Leiden Survey: https://t.co/EBHjmMsosj@BeckePhysics Send us a message, please; we'll try to point you in the right direction: http://t.co/FVWFGTwzzo
8/1
2015
Asteroid 2015 NA14 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 31 at 18:04 UT). Dist: 23.67 LD. Size: 71-230 m. http://t.co/J4if0t6detAsteroid 2011 PN1 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 31 at 10:09 UT). Dist: 25.96 LD. Size: 6-20 m. http://t.co/BQfbMy7Dpx
7/31
2015
Remember @NASA_Dawn? :-) "New Names and Insights at Ceres": http://t.co/hXNjUIwJCr
7/30
2015
Asteroid 2001 OV13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 19:48 UT). Dist: 42.50 LD. Size: 45-140 m. http://t.co/oecyOCieGTAsteroid 2015 NH13 flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 19:15 UT). Dist: 42.06 LD. Size: 43-140 m. http://t.co/pDUJF60kPA@asrivkin At the very least bags.
7/29
2015
Asteroid 2015 OM flyby in ~ 30 mins (Jul 29 at 00:18 UT). Dist: 39.70 LD. Size: 140-450 m. http://t.co/uBtmjvrSy2Welcome to a new week at #67P! Today (27 July) I'm 188.6 million km from the #Sun – 16 days to #perihelion2015! http://t.co/aqtAdrhP96
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7/28
2015
Why don't we have hoverboards already??? Blame it on the (Roman?) asteroids, says @SethShostak: http://t.co/Ywbvbx0tjP
7/27
2015
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