Keep Calm – Pluto Loves You Long Sleeve T-shirt
Here's one for the space geeks and science nerds.
When Pluto was discovered in 1930, we embraced it as the smallest and cutest of the 9 planets in our solar system. But in 2006 the definition of a planet was changed, and Pluto no longer qualified under the new criteria. Pluto was officially demoted and reclassified as a 'dwarf planet'.
Much of the world (including me) has been in rebellion against this decision. It felt personal somehow – like Pluto was the little kid being pushed out of the playground and told he can't join in the games. So we either ignored the demotion, or campaigned/complained for Pluto to be given 'honorary planet status'.
The NASA New Horizons spacecraft's recent flyby has resulted in the first detailed pics of our little mate Pluto, showing that he has a massive heart and a bunch of moons including a really big one called Charon. (Charon is so large that Pluto–Charon is sometimes considered a double dwarf planet.) This new information may reignite the 'We want Pluto to be a planet' debate – if so, our solar system may regain Pluto (yay!) plus at least one other body currently classified as a dwarf planet.
In honor of Pluto's new-found fame and massive heart, I've created a tribute poster styled after the British 'Keep Calm' posters from WW2, featuring sweet little Pluto and his lovely big heart. Keep Calm – Pluto Loves You!
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