NASA probe set to arrive at Pluto this week to deposit the ashes of the (dwarf) planet’s discoverer


When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place. But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astronomer’s ashes. The mission aims to answer fundamental questions about the ninth rock from the Sun and will…

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