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Comets & Asteroids - Summary for June & July 2018

30 Aug 2018, 09:16 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary for June & July 2018
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During the 2-month period June through July 2018, 7 new comets were discovered, cometary activity was detected for 1 previously discovered object (earlier designated as asteroids) and there was 1 comet recovery. "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 DiscoveriesJun 09 Discovery of P/2018 L1 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4521)Jun 09 Discovery of C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) (CBET 4522)Jun 22 Discovery of P/2018 L4 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4527)Jul 02 Discovery of P/2018 L5 (LEONARD) (CBET 4528)Jul 02 Discovery of C/2018 M1 (CATALINA) (CBET 4529)Jul 07 Discovery of C/2018 N1 (NEOWISE) (CBET 4532)Jul 16 Discovery of C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) (CBET 4534)- Cometary activity detectedJun 11 Cometary activity detected in 2018 EN4 = C/2018 EN4 (NEOWISE)- Comet RecoveriesJun 14 Recovery of P/2005 R1 (NEAT) as P/2018 L3 (CBET 4526)- Other newsJun 01 A New Impact Crater – Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) keeps finding new impact sites on Mars. This one occurred within the dense secondary crater field of Corinto ...

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