Astronomer's Hometown Celebrates Pluto Fly-by

July 14, 2015 08:23 PM

Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, born in rural Illinois in 1906, discovered what became the ninth planet in our solar system - Pluto. Today, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is providing the clearest images of this distant body. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, the probe's encounter with the dwarf planet is an historic moment for the astronomer's hometown.