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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The Pluto Dome

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The Pluto Dome Nestled among the trees at the Lowell Observatory is the small observation dome that houses the 13-inch Lawrence Abbott telescope, known today as the "Pluto Discovery Telescope." Working from this dome, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in the winter of 1930.

Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about August 31, 2011

 

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