Flagstaff to spend a year celebrating Pluto's discovery

April 7, 2015 4:28 PM

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Pluto has taken on new prominence this year in the northern Arizona city where it was discovered. Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff has dedicated 2015 to celebrating one of its most popular attractions and the amateur astronomer who spotted it 85 years ago.

The celebration comes as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completes a nine-year journey to the icy world in July, beaming new images back to Earth.

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