Pluto! Long time no see

More than nine years, nearly five billion kilometres and we finally saw it: Pluto. Named after the Greek god of the underworld by a 10-year-old school girl, Pluto has been the underdog of the solar system, with its planetary status a cause for debate. But following the flyby of Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft week, Pluto is back to being everyone’s favourite planet that’s not a planet, and – naturally – social media struggled to keep up with the new memes and images.

Here are some of our favourites.

From a blurry blob to mountains

And out tech just gets better and better

Sad Pluto


Humans: the creepy stalkers of the solar system

Walt Disney: a visionary

Is it a planet anyway?

So, if it’s not a planet, what is …. oh no … it couldn’t be … RUN!

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