Planet Earth
International Astronomical Union WGSN

Month: February 2022

screenshot of the online event: four women discussing

International Day of Women in Science

Dr. Danielle Adams

Pluto (dwarf planet, 2006)

Ketkar and the Discovery of Pluto

The Indian astronomer Ketkar had predicted Pluto (and another planet) much more precise than the American and European people who ran the survey programs. However, the discovery in America in 1930 was completely independent from this because his work was unknown in America.