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Unformatted text preview: Robert Sutton Harrington ,  failed. In 1992, Myles Standish used data from Voyager 2 ' s 1989 flyby of Neptune , which had revised the planet's total mass downward by 0.5%, to recalculate its gravitational effect on Uranus. With the new figures added in, the discrepancies, and with them the need for a Planet X, vanished.  Today, the majority of scientists agree that Planet X, as Lowell defined it, does not exist.  Lowell had made a prediction of Planet X's position in 1915 that was fairly close to Pluto's position at that time; Ernest W. Brown concluded almost immediately that this was a coincidence,  a view still held today. [...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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