135: Linking asteroid observations with Dr. Holman

 Dr. Matt Holman, head of the  Minor Planet Center  in Cambridge, Massachusetts, stops by to talk asteroids. The Minor Planet Center handles about a hundred thousand asteroid observations a night, from observatories all around the world. He talks about the difficulties in linking asteroid observations, and the discovery of the first interstellar asteroid, 'Oumuamua.  Image: A collage of images of the asteroid Gaspra, taken by the Galileo spacecraft.  Credit: NASA/JPL.

Dr. Matt Holman, head of the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, stops by to talk asteroids. The Minor Planet Center handles about a hundred thousand asteroid observations a night, from observatories all around the world. He talks about the difficulties in linking asteroid observations, and the discovery of the first interstellar asteroid, 'Oumuamua.

Image: A collage of images of the asteroid Gaspra, taken by the Galileo spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL.