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Pluto and its moons as photographed by NASA’s Hubble space telescope in 2005.

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Editorial: Democratizing science could pay off for Pluto

One of Northern Arizona's claims to fame is Clyde Tombaugh's discovery of Pluto from the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff in 1930. Pluto's "demotion" to a dwarf planet in 2006 not only hurt a lot of feelings and confused a lot of school children, but it also caused a rift in the astronomy community.


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