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A photographic plate produced here at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, during various stages of a search for a "Planet X" beyond Nepture that led to Clyde Tombaugh's discovery of Pluto in 1930

A photographic plate produced here at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, during various stages of a search for a "Planet X" beyond Nepture that led to Clyde Tombaugh's discovery of Pluto in 1930

 
 
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Established in 1894, Lowell is among the oldest astronomical observatories in the United States. In 2011, it was named one of "The World's 100 Most Important Places" by Time magazine.
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Gift; Barbara Barrett; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:112)
Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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01/01/2018
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arizona
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