Visiting Pluto

Posted on by Elliot Jackson

From Clyde Tombaugh’s Wikipedia page:

A small portion of his ashes were placed aboard the New Horizons spacecraft. The container includes the inscription: "Interned herein are remains of American Clyde W. Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto and the solar system's 'third zone' […]".

What an incredible sendoff. Here’s one of the many photos New Horizons sent back.