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PLUTO Tombaugh and Lowell Two Giants of Astronomy

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K Leslie Graves

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Clyde Tombaugh, a high school educated farm boy went onto discover Pluto, considered now a dwarf planet, in what came to be known as the Kuiper Belt of objects, but long known as the ninth planet in our Universe.  Percival Lowell did some of the first important work, studying the planet Mars, but his founding of the Lowell Observatory is his best known contribution to Astronomy and modern science.  These giants, born in 1906 and 1855 respectively, contributed much to our understandong of ourselves and our multiverse, today.  Join me, as I present some of their work, and some of the facts of the lives of these great men.