• WordNet 3.6
    • n Tombaugh United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
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In news:

Ron Tombaugh , owner of Dart Hay Service, Streator, IL, was elected president of the National Hay Association (NHA) at its annual meeting in Columbus, OH, last week.
Pluto was first discovered in Flagstaff, by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell observatory , one of three observatories that the city has to offer.
Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet Pluto in 1930 at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

In science:

In the same year, Tombaugh noted that cluster ellipticals are more centrally concentrated than cluster spirals.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
But the LA Times article reporting the names also declared that Clyde Tombaugh named Charon after his wife Charlene.
Astrophysics in 2006