Some people are still heartbroken that Pluto got a demotion from being a planet. And why wouldn’t they be? Pluto is awesome, especially so since we received those first glorious pictures back that proved, if nothing else, that…
So now, a group of NASA scientists (including the lead investigator for New Horizons) are forcing the International Astronomical Union to make a decision.
Read more about this at: USA Today
I vote Pluto the Planet! What about you?
A rundown on this whole Pluto thing:
- Pluto was discovered in 1930. We thought it was Planet X. It wasn’t.
- In 2006, a new definition of planet meant it was demoted to ‘dwarf planet’ status.
- There was a mighty, mighty fuss.
- In mid 2015, New Horizons reached Pluto and many of us turned into a pile of goo when we saw its heart.