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Pluto: the Kansas Connection

(Image Courtesy of NASA)

July 19, 2015: We got a rare look at Pluto this week during a historic flyby by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. On this program, we explore the Kansas connection to Pluto, Burdett-native Clyde Tombaugh. Featured guests include Barbara Anthony-Twarog, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, Michael Byers, the author of Percival's Planet, and Doug Tombaugh of Kansas City, the nephew of Clyde Tombaugh. We'll also hear a Pluto-themed Right Between the Ears skit, and a tribute to the dwarf planet by folk singer Christine Lavin.

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