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This date in science: Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto

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February 4, 1906 – January 17, 1997. Today is the 110th birthday of American astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh, who discovered the planet Pluto.

Tombaugh grew up on a farm in Streator, Illinois. It’s said that, after his family’s crops were destroyed by a hailstorm, he gave up the possibility of attending college, but never gave up his dream of becoming an astronomer. By himself, he learned mathematical skills required for astronomy, including geometry and trigonometry. He later said:
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.

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I can't imagine any kid getting off the phone long enough to go to the bathroom, much less teach himself something.


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