Farewell to a Friend

Goodbye Pluto. No longer will we see you on lists of planetary bodies, 3D models, children’s toys, shadow boxes, or maps of the solar system. Gone are the days of the 9th small planet with an oblong orbit. We have known you since your discovery in the 1930’s by Clyde Tombaugh and now we bid a fond farewell to our friend, the dwarf planet Pluto. May you never be forgotten.

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3 thoughts on “Farewell to a Friend

  1. I wrote a story in second grade about an astronaut who loses his ship in the outer reaches of our system, but doggie paddles through space to Pluto where, I guess he’s rescued or perhaps begins a new life for himself.Age has slowly shredded that story from my imagination. First I learn that space is a vacuum and un-doggie-paddlable, then I learn how vast it is, and now you tell me it’s not even a planet my hero was headed to. Goodbye innocence, and farewell, Captain. R.I.P. on your crappy ice rock.

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