Tombaugh


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for Tombaugh

United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)

References in periodicals archive ?
Tombaugh [20], en su manual, sugirio que una puntuacion por debajo de 45 en el ensayo 2 o en el ensayo de retencion, es un indicador de posible simulador.
To the south of Tombaugh Regio lies what might be the biggest surprise of all: mountains of solid water ice roughly 3,000 meters high.
It wasn't until 1930 when Clyde Tombaugh finally located it in the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona which was founded by Lowell.
Also on board are the ashes of astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in February 1930 from a telescope in Flagstaff, Arizona.
New Horizons has taken more than nine years to reach Pluto, carrying with it ashes of the astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the remote icy object in 1930.
It was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh, an American astronomer working at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona.
Even at Pluto's estimated surface temperature of around -380 F, nitrogen ice can creep across the surface of the planet's icy plain, which has been informally named "Sputnik Planum," located in Pluto's heart, the "Tombaugh Regio." http://bit.ly/1fAcDh2
Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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 in 1930.
In 1963, Reese was induced to join the planetary research group at New Mexico State University (NMSU) led by Clyde Tombaugh and Bradford Smith.
These calculations were completed in 1915, but the missing planet, Pluto, was not discovered until 23 January 1930, by Clyde Tombaugh.
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.