Thursday, February 18, 2010

80 yrs ago

Planet Pluto discovery- Feb 18, 1930

Pluto, formerly referred to as the 9th planet was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld.

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