Saturday, December 6, 2014

Waking Up On Pluto's Doorstep: New Horizons Comes Out of Hibernation


2 comments:

katerauner said...

This is exciting no matter what some international body calls Pluto. Whatever tag we hang on Pluto doesn't change what it is.

Laurel Kornfeld said...

Yes, but what we call Pluto does matter in terms of how people think about and understand that world. The international body in question has done tremendous harm not just by confusing much of the public, but also by creating a situation in which Pluto is simply excluded when kids are taught about the solar system.