I’m still grieving the loss of Pluto.
He was a good planet. Just getting himself turned around. Never bothered anybody. If thr orbit fits you must admit. Free Pluto!
Let’s call it Pluto II
Me too. I had seen 8 of the planets, including Marcury, Uranus, and Neptune, and had only Pluto to go when they took away its ID card. It's like if you were running a marathon and they suddenly put the finish line at the 22-mile mark and congratulated everyone for running a marathon when they got to that point.
There's something the matter with the world when Barack Obama gets a Nobel Peace Prize and Pluto gets its planetary status revoked. It wasn't doing anything wrong--it was obeying the laws of gravity and everything. It's not fair.
I once got to hear the late Clyde W. Tombaugh give a talk, back when Pluto was a planet. Wonderful experience.