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Pluto Discovery Day

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pluto Discovery Day

When: Always February 18th



Exactly eighty four years ago, Clyde Tombaugh (February 4, 1906 - January 17, 1997) discovered the elusive Planet X, which later became known as Pluto. Clyde Tombaugh wasn't your average planet hunter. At eleven years of age, Clyde was already working on the family farm. He planted corn and wheat by day and searched the skies at night. He built his first telescope at eighteen and found the ninth planet in our solar system at twenty-four. Clyde Tombaugh, a self-educated farm boy from a small town in the Midwest, discovered the most controversial celestial object in the history of astronomy!

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LOSER05 2/20/2014 9:28AM

    cute.

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PMAY0313 2/19/2014 1:27AM

    emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 2/18/2014 10:40PM

    ? if it is a planet

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MARTYLYNN1 2/18/2014 12:32PM

    And now they teach in school that Pluto doesn't qualify as a planet.

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HANSBRINK 2/18/2014 12:18PM

  thanks for the history tidbit.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/18/2014 12:05PM

    Quite interesting.

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RSSSLHB 2/18/2014 9:20AM

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