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I get so sick of hearing ignorant people say that dried up/used up one liner.
Originally posted by Shadow_LordBasic protocol works like this. If I find "something" that is not in the known list of objects that should be there, I report it. It has to be confirmed by other locations. I cannot imagine any astronomer keeping this to themselves, because that is why you are in astronomy, to discover, to explore, to explain. If that object cannot be verified by any other location, then it basically didn't exist.
The one that springs immediately to mind is Clyde Tombaugh who was credited with discovering the now dwarf planet, Pluto. In 1949, at 10:45, Tombaugh, his wife and his mother-in-law saw something strange in the night sky. The full report is now housed at the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies in Chicago, and I have held the original report in my hands (and I wonder what that document would bring on eBay?).
Tombaugh wrote, "I happened to be looking at the zenith... when suddenly I spied a geometrical group of faint bluish-green rectangles of light... As the group moved south-southeasterly, the individual rectangles became foreshortened, their space of formation smaller... and their intensity duller, fading from view at about 35 degrees above the horizon... My wife thought she saw a faint connecting glow across the structure." - source
Originally posted by whatabunchofloons
what a load of utter and complete non sense.
maybe because there aint any up there. only loons see ufos