13 Mar '13, 4pm

#OnThisDay in tech history, “Planet X” was on its way to receiving the name “Pluto”

#OnThisDay in tech history, “Planet X” was on its way to receiving the name “Pluto”

After decades of speculation and a hold up in court, “Planet X” was on its way to receiving the name “Pluto” once news of its formal discovery reached the Harvard College Observatory by telegraph on March 13, 1930. But its status as a planet would eventually be revoked and become a matter of some controversy, with reaction from the public pushing for legislation to keep Pluto’s classification that of a planet. Astronomers began pondering the existence of Planet X in the late 19th century when they began to speculate that Uranus' orbit was being disturbed by another planet besides Neptune. In 1906, Percival Lowell, a wealthy Bostonian who had founded the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz, in 1894, started an extensive project in search of a possible ninth planet, which he termed "Planet X." By 1909, Lowell and William H Pickering had suggested several possible celestial...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4409868/...

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intertwingly.net 14 Mar '13, 12am

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