Travelers in the Night - Eps. 497 & 498: First One & Tiny Travelers


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Dr. Al Grauer hosts. Dr. Albert D. Grauer ( @Nmcanopus ) is an observational asteroid hunting astronomer. Dr. Grauer retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006.

Today's 2 topics:

- Brian Africano discovered Asteroid 2018 RA, which had just passed near to Earth about five and half hours after Brian's discovery observations. This 47 foot diameter space rock came to less than 3 Earth-Moon distances from our Moon.

- 21 hours after Brian Africano discovered it, 2018 RW passed a bit less than half the Moon's distance from Earth.

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