Asteroid 9448, Donaldavies, was discovered on June 5, 1997 by the Spacewatch project team at Kitt Peak Observatory near Sells, Arizona. It has a period of 4 years, 174 days and is about 2 1/2 miles in diameter.

It was named for British computer scientist Donald W. Davies (1925-2000), who helped develop the concepts of packet switching, in which Internet messages are divided into data packets and routed to their destinations via different routes if necessary, and TCP/IP protocol, a method of Internet addressing for computers and networks.

Donald Davies

Astrologically, asteroid Donaldavies seems to have to do with cybersecurity issues; possibly, having to do with Internet traffic routing, packet switching or TCP/IP protocol.

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