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From the unimaginable speck to a NASA flyby, the dark planet gives up its icy secrets in a series of photos that commemorates its discovery 89 years ago by eagle eyed astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.

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Pluto, first discovered in 1930, was no more than a distant dot in our most powerful telescopes.

Moving against the backdrop of fixed stars, its orbit was constructed after years of observations, revolving like no other planet.

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