March 19, 1915

On March 19, 1915, cheeky Pluto photobombed Lowell Observatory when they were actively searching for the mysterious ninth planet theorized by American astronomers Percival Lowell and William Pickering. Unfortunately for Lowell and his assistants, they didn’t realize how shy and bashful and faint Pluto was in the picture and did not recognize it in the background. It wasn’t until after 1930, when Pluto was finally discovered by Clyde Tombaugh using the equipment at the Lowell Observatory, that they went back and noticed the photograph taken in 1915 and found Pluto hiding in the background.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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