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This photo was taken September 1990 in Flagstaff, Arizona during a chance meeting between Doug Hollis and myself with Clyde Tombaugh and his wife Patricia. They happened to be visiting the observatory, from which he discovered the ninth planet Pluto, to make their first stroll together down the newly constructed Pluto Walk. The photo was shared with Clyde and received his signature in May 1992.
Congratulations Clyde Tombaugh on your historic visit to Pluto!
Link to high-resolution image (copy and paste) http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/crop_p_color2_enhanced_release.png
Link to high-resolution image (copy and paste) https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/nh-charon-neutral-bright-release.jpg
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these high-resolution enhanced color images of Pluto and Charon on July 14, 2015. The Pluto and Charon images resolve details as small as 0.8 miles and 1.8 miles, respectively. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute.
HAPPY 4,568,3OO,OOOth BIRTHDAY TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM!
(Burkhardt et al., 2008)
Our Current Solar System
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My thanks to the many dedicated investigators whose ongoing research provides the basis for this website. Some of the sources utilized for this website are not peer-reviewed.
Thanks to Joe who introduced his six-year-old brother to meteoritics when he revealed the "impact pit" in the backyard, complete with a melted, bubbly "meteorite" (slag) at the bottom.