Cultural & Popular Considerations to Save Pluto
Think back to when you were a kid and how fascinating it was to gaze into the starry sky at night. School kids all over the world feel this way. Students in Clyde Tombaugh's (the person who discovered Pluto when he was 24 years-old) home town have twice used letter writing campaigns to save Pluto's planetary status. Taking Pluto away confused and saddened children, where adding could have caused expanding wonderment.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Planetary Society in an opinion written for Natural History Magazine stated that, in his planetarium shows of the solar system to over 10,000 junior high school students, Pluto was the overwhelming favorite among the 9 planets. "They consistently cheered the loudest for Pluto, especially when I recited the planets in sequence, aided by the time-honored mnemonic My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas."
Tyson also stated on Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert Show that he never wanted to "kick Pluto out of the solar system." However; Mr. Tyson now supports the demotion.
So much for time honored.
97-Year-Old Widow of Pluto Discoverer "Shook up"
Patricia Tombaugh was quoted in the nations newspapers as being "shook up" by the demotion news. She said that her husband Clyde resisted earlier attempts to demote the planet and she, despite her age, shortly after Pluto’s demotion, reportedly took part in a demonstration against the demotion.
Ms. Tombaugh personally attended the launch of the New Horizons Mission. The space probe, containing ashes from Clyde Tombaugh, just completed its flyby of Pluto in July of 2015.
Scorpios Unite! They Demoted Our Ruling Planet!
You know yourself, focused, Intense, perceptive, kind and supportive until you are crossed or disrespected. The rogue scientists have demoted our ruling planet and should experience the scorpion sting.
Your immediate forecast: Take action now and place your vote on this site to set aside the rogue scientists' hi-jacked vote. Support the scientists who are taking action to reverse the insult. Buy a T shirt to support the effort and tell your friends.