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Yay for Pluto!

Artist's conception of what Pluto might look like.  Soon, we'll have a better idea.

In the winter of 1930, Clyde Tombaugh, of Burdett, Kansas, discovered Pluto.  He became famous and Pluto became a rock star, so to speak.  Heck, Mickey Mouse's dog was named Pluto!  Scientists names a new radioactive material Plutonium after Pluto.  And, for nearly 80 years, Pluto was considered to be the 9th planet in our solar system.  Later, a group of international know-it-alls demoted the icy orb to "dwarf planet" status.  Regardless, Pluto is still there.  And this month (July 14), NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft will fly closer to Pluto than any other NASA spacecraft.  Tune in to #MyKPR's Morning Edition on Wednesday, July 1st, when  we'll we hear from Commentator Rex Buchanan, who recently visited the place where Tombaugh made his amazing discovery.  Join us at 6:45 and 8:45am!  And GO PLUTO! : - )



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