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Comets & Asteroids - Summary for March 2017

23 May 2017, 11:30 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary for March 2017
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During the month of March 2017, 8 new comets were discovered. "Current comet magnitudes" & "Daily updated asteroid flybys" pages are available at the top of this blog (or just click on the underline text here). See below for the "Other news" section.The dates below refer to the date of issuance of CBET (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram) which reported the official news & designations.- Comet DiscoveriesMar 01 Discovery of P/2017 D1 (FULS)Mar 01 Discovery of C/2017 D2 (BARROS)Mar 01 Discovery of C/2017 D3 (ATLAS)Mar 01 Discovery of P/2017 D4 (PANSTARRS)Mar 04 Discovery of C/2017 E1 (BORISOV)Mar 07 Discovery of C/2017 E2 (XUYI)Mar 13 Discovery of C/2017 E3 (PANSTARRS)Mar 13 Discovery of C/2017 E4 (LOVEJOY) Click on the images below for a bigger versionC/2017 E1 (BORISOV) - E. GuidoC/2017 E4 (LOVEJOY) - E. GuidoDiscovery images of C/2017 D3 (ATLAS) - Credits: The ATLAS Project- Other news Mar 02 New paper on arXiv by Z. Sekanina & R. Kracht: "Orbital Evolution, Activity, and Mass Loss of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp). I. Close Encounter with Jupiter in Third Millennium BCE and Effects of Outgassing on the Comet's Motion and Physical Properties"Credits: Z. Sekanina & R. KrachtMar 04 New paper on arXiv by Kiss ...

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