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Tombaugh, Clyde William

Line breaks: Clyde Wil|liam Tom|baugh
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒmbɔː
 
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Definition of Tombaugh, Clyde William in English:

( 1906–97), American astronomer. His chief discovery was that of Pluto on 13 March 1930, which he made from the Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Tombaugh subsequently discovered numerous asteroids.

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