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Clyde Tombaugh

(1906 - 1997)

  • Made telescopes from hand ground mirrors and farm equipment parts
  • Graduated from Burdett High School, University of Kansas, and Northern Arizona University
  • Discovered planet in 1930 that was later named Pluto
  • Spent 13 years at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

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