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Clyde Tombaugh
  • Name: Clyde Tombaugh
  • Born: 02/04/1906
  • Died: 01/17/1997 (90 years old)
  • Occupation: Astronomer
  • Known for: Discovery of Pluto

Clyde William Tombaugh /ˈtɒmb/ (February 4, 1906? January 17, 1997) was an American astronomer. He discovered Pluto in 1930, the first object to be discovered in what would later be identified as the Kuiper belt. At the time of discovery, Pluto was considered a planet but was later reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. Tombaugh also discovered many asteroids. He called for the serious scientific research of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.

Birth Name: Clyde William Tombaugh

Awards: Jackson-Gwilt Medal, New Mexico State University, Rittenhouse Medal

School: University of Kansas

Alias: Clyde William Tombaugh

Birth Place: Streator, Illinois, U.S.

Death Place: Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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