Clyde Tombaugh

Clyde Tombaugh
1906 - 1997

Clyde Tombaugh  American Scientist


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First Name Clyde
Last Name Tombaugh
Birthday 4th February, 1906
Birthplace LaSalle County, Illinois, U.S.
Died 17th January, 1997
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Text Astronomer
Occupation Scientist

Clyde William Tombaugh (/ˈtɒmbaʊ/; 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. Tombaugh also discovered many asteroids. He also called for the serious scientific research of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.

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