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Pluto discoverer, Streator native Clyde Tombaugh lands on Reddit front page

A Reddit post discussing Clyde Tombaugh’s ashes reaching Pluto from 2018 reached the front page of Reddit Monday morning with a total of 71,500 upvotes.

The Streator native’s ashes are on the New Horizons spacecraft, which passed the planet in 2015 and is still in space, most recently passing by the Ultima Thule, a 36 kilometer object in the Kuiper Belt.

New Horizons launched in 2006 to study Pluto, Neptune and the other objects far away from Earth, such as the Kuiper Belt. 

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