Pluto. The lonely planet…

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New Horizons.

A historic fly-by. Near Pluto. (1)

Pluto, the planet (yes, I still call him a “planet”, I am an astronomy-anarchist) furthest from the Sun. A small lonely planet.

Cold and away from the Sun.

But wait a minute.

Why “lonely”?

Why do we keep projecting our own point of view to the others?

We are “lonely” as Pluto sees us from back there.

We are away from his rich neighborhood with his 5 known satellites. (2)

Try to see things from Pluto. Wandering on his cold surface, passing by his high desert mountains, you catch a glimpse of a small blue dot. Close to the hot Sun, with only one satellite. What a lonely planet you think. And keep on walking…

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