Clyde Tombaugh

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Clyde Tombaugh (1906-1997) was an American astronomer who is best known for his discovery of Pluto.

Tombaugh had an interest in astronomy from a young age. He bought a Sears telescope, but before he was 20, he had built his own because he was unsatisfied with the quality of the Sears telescope. [1]

In February 1930, Tombaugh discovered Pluto at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Tombaugh graduated from the University of Kansas and Northern Arizona University. [2]


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