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A Kansan in the Cosmos; Man Meets Pluto

An artist's rendition of the dark, mysterious and icy orb known as Pluto. This summer, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft should give us a more definitive picture of the so-called "dwarf planet," discovered by Kansan Clyde Tombaugh.

More than 3 billion miles now separate NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft from planet Earth. This summer, the craft will fly by Pluto, the mysterious, icy planet discovered in 1930 by a young Kansan named Clyde Tombaugh. On the eve of the state's 154th birthday, Commentator Cheryl Unruh remembers the man who helped put Pluto, and Kansas, on the map.


Commentator Cheryl Unruh is a writer and author who lives in Emporia. Her latest book is called "Waiting on the Sky." Find more of her essays at FlyOverPeople.net. That's FlyOverPeople.net.

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