From Pluto, a Dwarf Planet: formally known as a planet in our Solar System
Recently on a hot afternoon, Barry and I were surprised to find ourselves near Pluto.
We made our way from the Sun to Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and finally Pluto. (A mnemonic to help remember the planet order used to be: My very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas.
However in 2006, scientists reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet, the second largest of over 40. Now the mnemonic can be- My very excellent mother just served us noodles).
Yes, it’s true: litter is swirling around the Earth–and the other planets.
You might wonder if we found evidence of life out there in our Solar System.
Our guide to our Solar System was Mike, my brother. Usually, he can be found in Gainesville, Florida, at UFL. Now he’s thinking of writing The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to Our Solar System; a similar book has done very well.
Traveling such places has kept us far from computer access. As we make our way from the rock and ice mass of Pluto to go back home, we are thinking of you.
We hope all is well with you on Earth.
Aloha, Renee and Barry