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Resource Guide

The Discovery of Pluto: Unknown Aspects of the Story

Target Audience:

  • Faculty / Instructors
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Undergraduates

Brief description of the resource guide and its strengths:

In this article, Pluto's discoverer Clyde Tombaugh tells the behind-the-scenes story of how he discovered what was once known as the ninth planet. 

URL

http://www.astrosociety.org/pluto/ab2009-23.pdf

Description

Published as part of the "Astronomy Beat" series at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, this article by the late Clyde Tombaugh is a wonderful historical document, telling the story of how Pluto was searched for and found -- by the man who did the work. 

Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.12947/hecl.emdb.292

Submitted By:

First Name:Andrew
Last Name:Fraknoi
Institution:Foothill College
Website:http://www.foothill.edu/ast/fraknoi.php
Date:02/14/2013