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Clyde Tombaugh

Clyde Tombaugh (1906-1997)

  • Born in Streator, Illinois, family moved to Burdett
  • As an amateur astronomer worked for the Lowell Observatory in Arizona
  • In 1930 discovered what was believed to be the ninth planet, Pluto
  • Earned degrees from University of Kansas and Northern Arizona University
  • Continued to make important discoveries in astronomy

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