Monthly Archives: July 2015

not goofy

When a hailstorm destroyed the harvest of a small family-farm in Illinois in 1922, it meant 16 year old Clyde could not enter college. Four years on he had built his own telescope and came across what would later be known as the Kuiper belt. Today, after travelling through space for 9 years at a speed of just under 50.000 km/h, his ashes flew past another of his discoveries, Pluto.  Continue reading not goofy