Astronomy buffs were aflutter this week when Nasa’s New Horizon probe completed its nine-year mission to reach Pluto, and began streaming high-resolution pictures of the dwarf planet back to Earth. Even those who never look up at the night sky took note.
The pictures revealed something we’d never known about Pluto – its lovable little heart.
— Anirudh dubey (@anidubey2012) July 15, 2015
Everyone was enamoured of the little planet that could.
Some people couldn’t help but bring up another childhood cutie.
— Stu B (@stu05b) July 15, 2015
Others had a more ominous take on things.
And some old wounds, like that whole planet status thing wouldn’t die.
— Mariam Al-Maraghi (@mariamalmaraghi) July 15, 2015
But seriously, let’s give it up for Nasa.
Without the space agency’s dedication we’d never have been able to complete the set.
— Mohgraphy (@mkduwal) July 15, 2015