January 30, 2017: market (Dow 30) down almost 200 points; the S&P moves down a full percent.
I don't think the "market" is going to like the way the Trump administration handled the immigration problem: futures for Monday morning are now down 80 points. The "market" was looking for a reason to take profits.
A Note For The Granddaughters
"The Planet That Wasn't There," Thomas Jones, London Review of Books, essay re: The Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe, Thomas Levenson.
Two pages long, this article seems to be divided into four parts:
- the current search for another planet in our solar system;
- how Neptune was discovered;
- the search for a planet situated between Mercury and the sun (apparently does not exist); and,
- how Einstein explained Mercury's erratic behavior.
- primary researchers: California Institute of California, Konstantin Batygin and Michael Brown
- five dwarf planets
- Pluto (August, 2006, went from a planet to a non-planet to a dwarf planet)
- Ceres: the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter; the other four are beyond Neptune
- the search is being done primarily using the Subaru telescope on Hawaii
- the search is expected to take six years
- the "planet" is going by the name, "Planet X"
- "Planet X" is suspected because of the highly elliptical orbit of Sedna
- Sedna: a "short-period" comet that originated from the Kuiper belt (disc) beyond Neptune