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Pluto is now Arizona’s official state “planet,” helps sell astrotourism

The telescope that was used to discover Pluto in 1930 is one of the claims to fame for the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. That Arizona tie is just one of the reasons state lawmakers are considering a bill to make Pluto the official state planet. (Photo/Hope O’Brien/Cronkite News)

The telescope that was used to discover Pluto in 1930 is one of the claims to fame for the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. That Arizona tie is just one of the reasons state lawmakers are considering a bill to make Pluto the official state planet. (Photo/Hope O’Brien/Cronkite News)

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