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On this day...

Today is the 91st anniversary of the discovery of Pluto.


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When my wife and I were in college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces (1978), Clyde Tombaugh spoke to our engineering student group. I did an astronomy project for a directed study in physics using the campus observing dome, named in his honor. (It was not the department telescope. That was farther out and farther up in the mountains.)