Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What Do You Mean No Picture Today?

The tagline for Carol's Little World has always been, "Because somebody had to replace Pluto." In case you haven't been following recent news from the world of science, we've recently received images from Pluto and now have a better understanding of Pluto than ever before. There's a giant heart shaped form on the surface of Pluto. I rather like that. Pluto, once a planet, later reduced to a mere "planetoid" (whatever that is!) has always had it's heart out to us. Sure it's a small place, and so far away, but I like to think that we here on planet Earth have a special bond with Pluto. I mean, yes, we removed it rather handily from the list of "official" planets but I like to think too that it remains in our collective hearts a "planet" in the true sense of the word. Heck, we named a Disney dog after it, right? So it can't be too out of mind.

So today, on this day we celebrate the images of Pluto, rather than cluttering things up with one of my own, I'd like to encourage you to go and check out some of the wonderful images of Pluto. Maybe sit back, have a cold one, and reflect upon our place in the solar system. Maybe not but, heck, at least enjoy the heart shaped view, right?

If you are so-inclined, here is a link you can check out to see the planet I've been trying to replace for going on fourteen years now: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/latest-images-of-pluto-from-new-horizons

Until next time...

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