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There was an astronomical event This Week in History

Posted at 2:19 PM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 16:19:45-05

On This Week in History the planet Pluto was discovered. In fact it was February 18, 1930.

An astronomer at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona first spotted what would become the ninth planet from the sun in photographs.

Years later, in 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a Dwarf Planet.

Pluto has a variety of surface features including mountains similar to our Rocky Mountains, with peaks that reach 11,000 feet.

This 100 Years in History Moment is brought to you by Riverton Chevy — celebrating 100 Years of Service.