My own space journey has resulted in this close-in view of Pluto,
once our solar system’s ninth planet but now considered merely
Poor Pluto… the little fella lies growingly derelict and dark,
lonely and discarded. Abandoned by the rest of it’s solar system’s
eight planets. Kicked out of the club, no longer welcomed.
This is likely a clearer pic than any photo NASA has obtained from it’s
“New Horizons” spacecraft which, after traveling 3 billion (yes, billion)
miles since it’s launch in January 2006, finally reached Pluto and sent images from its closest pass on Sunday, June 14th, 2015.
Well, at least, NASA and I still care about Pluto.