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Observatory celebrates, continues astronomy work

FLAGSTAFF — When Lowell Observatory celebrates the 75th anniversary of Pluto's discovery two weeks from now, it will not only honor monumental astronomical events that transpired decades ago, but also will evaluate the direction of 21st-century scientific research on the planet.

Kevin Schindler, the observatory's senior supervisor of public programs, said that Pluto is the most enigmatic of the nine planets in the Milky Way.