Clyde Tombaugh

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Birthday
4, 1906
Birthplace
Streator, IL
Death Date
Jan 17, 1997 (90)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1906
Birthplace
Streator, IL
Death Date
Jan 17, 1997 (90)

About

Astronomer who discovered Pluto, which is no longer considered a planet. He discovered nearly 800 asteroids as well as numerous stars and galaxy clusters.

Before Fame

His detailed drawings of Jupiter and Mars, with the use of his own homemade telescopes, landed him a job offer with the Lowell Observatory.

Trivia

He was one of the first scientist to call for the serious scientific research of unidentified flying objects, or "U.F.O.s.

Family Life

He married Patricia Esdon in 1934, the couple had two children.

Associated With

He discovered Pluto, but the inspiration for its name came from Percival Lowell.