Caption: Clyde Tombaugh
(shown) discovered Pluto in 1930 while searching for a planet hypothesized to be tugging on Uranus and Neptune.
My dad would be thrilled with New Horizons, said Clyde Tombaugh
s daughter Annette Tombaugh, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
1930: American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh
discovered the planet Pluto from a series of pictures taken the previous month at Lowell Observatory.
The Observatory has been the site of many important findings including the discovery of the large recessional velocities (redshift) of galaxies by Vesto Slipher in 1912-1914 (a result that led ultimately to the realization the universe is expanding), and the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh
These calculations were completed in 1915, but the missing planet, Pluto, was not discovered until 23 January 1930, by Clyde Tombaugh
In 1963, Reese was induced to join the planetary research group at New Mexico State University (NMSU) led by Clyde Tombaugh
and Bradford Smith.
The search Planet X governs the life of Clyde Tombaugh
, brought up on a Kansas farm, in this story told in flashback as he prepares to address an astronomy conference as an old man.
The search for the planet, known as Planet X, governs the life of Clyde Tombaugh
, brought up on a Kansas farm, in this story told in flashback form as he prepares to address an astronomy conference as an old man.
FOUR SCORE AND ZERO years ago in Flagstaff, Arizona, Clyde Tombaugh
, a bespectacled 24-year-old just off the farm from Burdett, Kansas, joined an exclusive fraternity of merit from which he has been posthumously booted.
A natural response would be to proclaim Xena to be the 10th planet, the first new one since Clyde Tombaugh
spotted Pluto in 1930.
Uranus has been visited by only one spacecraft, Voyager 2, in January 1986# PLUTO THE planet was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh
in 1930 while he was working at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona.
1930) US: A new planet, orbiting beyond Neptune, is discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh
NASA's New Horizon Mission Bruce Twarog Professor of Physics and Astronomy University of Kansas Twarog can discuss the NASA New Horizons mission to Pluto and Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh
, who found the planet in 1930 before entering the University of Kansas as a freshman: "Clyde Tombaugh
spent his life promoting science, particularly astronomy, not just in Kansas and New Mexico, but around the world.
Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh
, an American astronomer at the Lowell Observatory, following almost 100 years of searching for a ninth planet beyond the orbit of Neptune.
Thirteen years after Lowell died in 1916, American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh
picked up the torch, using Lowell's calculations as a guide.