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Re: 'Planet X' Beyond Pluto?

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@brunnet.net>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 20:52:26 -0300
Fwd Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 18:41:52 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Planet X' Beyond Pluto?

 >Date: Sat, 09 Oct 1999 10:06:42 -0700
 >From: Larry Hatch <larryhat@jps.net>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >Subject: Re: 'Planet X' Beyond Pluto?

 >>From: Blair Cummins <ufoblair@hotmail.com>
 >>To: updates@globalserve.net
 >>Subject: 'Planet X' Beyond Pluto?
 >>Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 13:18:23 PDT

 >>Greetings list -

 >>Found this interesting article about a new scientific report
 >>suggesting that there may in fact be a "Planet X" beyond Pluto.

 >>From: http://msnbc.com/news/320182.asp

 >>A mystery revolves around the sun Researchers suggest that huge
 >>unseen object orbits on fringe of solar system


 >There is a satisfying circularity to this, should it prove true.

 >One of my minor personal heroes is/was one Clyde Tombaugh who
 >discovered Plutah, in 1932 I think, and renamed it Pluto after
 >having visited Utah.

 >Clyde ground his own lenses, like a lot of kids did then. But,
 >he pushed his personal obsession into a professional career at a
 >time when no jobs were available.

 >By some luck, Pluto fell within the lenses, and could be made
 >out by the "blinkers" they used then, and probably do now.


I had the good fortune to spend over an hour with Clyde Tombaugh
at his office at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces many
years ago prior to my lecture that evening at NMSU. He, of
course had had an excellent UFO sighting himself. He also had
the courage that night to attend my lecture "Flying Saucers ARE
Real"  to an overflow crowd of 1600 people. I referred one of
the questions to him. He was a true gentleman and scientist who
probably had more hours of good seeing time of the other
planets in the solar system than  any other Earthling.

His discovery of Pluto was made on February 18, 1930, while
systematically comparing photographs taken on January 23 and 29.
He was looking for a new planet as directed by Percival Lowell.
based upon calculations of the perturbations in the orbit of

Stan Friedman

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