Greetings, Earthling!

Nice to meet you. I'm so excited to be your new interplanetary pen pal.

I know we've been through a bit of a rough patch these last ten years, you know with that whole Mike Brown the Pluto Killer drama of 2006. But, I think it's finally time to move on. The galaxy is much too big for the Solar System to fight amongst itself. There are still so many more friends out there for us to meet.

Through these series of letters, I hope to share to share some stories with you about my life on the Kuiper Belt, out on the far edge of the Solar System. 

I would also love to hear back from you, so please do reply back! 
From the Times Machine archives #tbt
This was the front page of the New York Times just a few days after news got out that young assistant Clyde Tombaugh spotted me moving across the night sky from a series of photographic plates taken at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

I was given the name Pluto after the Roman God of the Underworld, and also after Percival Lowell, founder of the Lowell Observatory (PLuto). Lowell had actually predicted my existence using complex mathematical probabilities back in 1915, publishing the results in his Memoir of a Trans-Neptunian Planet. 

Feel free to email me if you want the full story from the archive! 
Fast and Light to Pluto, part of the Out There video series.
This short video gives you a brief background on the history of one of NASA's fastest space probes, New Horizons. So, you know how it took the Apollo three days to reach the moon? It only took New Horizons nine hours. Launching in 2006, the probe was built to explore the deep depths of the Solar System. 
Next month, it will be the one year anniversary of the New Horizons #PlutoFlyBy. I'll be sharing some personal stories about that special day in history, along with some shameless selfies from the mission (duh).

Stay tuned.

With love, 
P.S. See that heart on my sleeve? Well, that's actually a constantly churning layer of solid nitrogen, which keeps the icy plains on my surface looking fresh. Its official name is Sputnik Planum, but most people just call it my  "icy" heart. 
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