Science: No Satellite in Sight

When the artificial satellite takes to the sky some time next year, it will probably meet no opposition from natural satellites. This is the tentative conclusion of Astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto, who has searched nearby space for three years for the Army Office of Ordnance Research. In some ways the news is good news for spacemen. Even a very small satellite would be unpleasant to meet. In other ways, Tombaugh's report is disappointing. A small, nearby satellite of the earth might be handy as a space base. It would certainly be useful as a point of reference for...

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