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'Blowing my mind': Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

...and his team named the bright heart-shaped area on the surface of Pluto the Tombaugh Reggio. American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh spied the frozen, faraway world on the edge of the solar system in 1930.Thanks to New Horizons, scientists now...
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Pluto just 4 weeks, 20M miles away for spacecraft

...scientist Cathy Olkin said during an update broadcast Tuesday.Pluto was discovered by the late American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Its moons, the fifth unmasked as recently as 2012, also bear names related to the mythological underworld...
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Pluto up close: Spacecraft makes successful flyby

...and manager.Joining in the hoopla were the two children of the American astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh. (Some of his ashes are aboard the spacecraft.)The White House and Congress offered congratulations, and physicist...
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It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby

...really hoping to see a very active and dynamic world."Pluto has tantalized astronomers since its 1930 discovery by Clyde Tombaugh using the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Some of Tombaugh's ashes are aboard New Horizons. His two...
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Latest audio books reviewed

...with her award-winning voice. "Percival's Planet," by Michael Byers, read by William Dufris. While teenager Clyde Tombaugh is trying to escape life on the Kansas family farm by grinding the perfect telescope lens, thousands of miles away...
Beware of useless information

...has shrunk. I take this one personally, since my junior high science teacher, Ms. Tombaugh, was the niece of Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto. Using the theory of six degrees of separation, I'm only three degrees away from Pluto...


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