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    M.P.E.C. 2022-U79                              Issued 2022 October 20, 00:14 UT
         The Minor Planet Electronic Circulars contain information on unusual
             minor planets and routine data on comets.  They are published
        on behalf of Division F of the International Astronomical Union by the
              Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
                              Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.
                 Prepared using the Tamkin Foundation Computer Network
                URL https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/    ISSN 1523-6714
                              DELETION OF 2022 UQ1                           
         The designation 2022 UQ1, announced on MPEC U58 on Oct. 18, 2022 UT,
    is being deleted. The object was first reported by ATLAS Chile (W68) on
    Oct. 18 UT and follow-up from three other sites confirmed its NEO-like
    orbit and its close approach to Earth on Oct. 16 within a few thousand km
    above Earth's surface. However, the same day NASA's spacecraft Lucy had
    a planned Earth-gravity assist. Further investigation by B. Gray and 
    D. Farnocchia revealed that the orbit of 2022 UQ1 matches Lucy booster.
    Therefore, the designation 2022 UQ1 is being deleted and will be listed as 
    M. P. C. Staff               (C) Copyright 2022 MPC           M.P.E.C. 2022-U79

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