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Comets & Asteroids - Summary for July 2016

7 Aug 2016, 18:39 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary for July 2016
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During the month of July 2016, 1 new comet has been discovered and there were 4 comet recoveries. An international team of astronomers discovered a new dwarf planet (designated 2015 RR245) orbiting in the disk of small icy worlds beyond Neptune. The Team Radar at Arecibo observed the Near-Earth asteroid (154244) 2002 KL6. "Current comet magnitudes" & "Daily updated asteroid flybys" pages are available at the top of this blog (or just click on the underline text here).The dates below refer to the date of issuance of CBET (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram) which reported the official news & designations. - Comet DiscoveriesJuly 18 Discovery of C/2016 N4 (MASTER) - Comet RecoveriesJuly 04 Recovery of P/2009 K1 (GIBBS) as P/2016 M2July 04 Recovery of P/2008 J3 (McNAUGHT) as P/2016 N1July 06 Recovery of P/2008 T1 (BOATTINI) as P/2016 N2July 18 Recovery of P/2007 R3 (GIBBS) as P/2016 N3- Other newsJuly 11 An international team of astronomers discovered a new dwarf planet orbiting in the disk of small icy worlds beyond Neptune. Designated 2015 RR245 by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center, it was found using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Maunakea, Hawaii, as part of the ongoing Outer Solar System Origins ...

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