Published: August 25, 2013
One of the many letters sent to Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2000, when the Rose Center for Earth and Space preemptively took Pluto out of its model of the solar system.
This week in 2006, the International Astronomical Union officially stripped Pluto of full planet status, and declared it to be only a “dwarf planet”…We explored Pluto’s rise to planetary heights in the 1930s (and the emotional fallout from its demotion!) on our recent show, “Starry-Eyed,” looking at the history of Americans and space.
You can see more letters here.
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