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Stephen Colbert grills Neil deGrasse Tyson

Stephen Colbert grills Neil deGrasse Tyson about Pluto’s non-planet title

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (a not-planet sized rock), you will have heard at least some of the chatter about the New Horizons probe sending back the first ever high definition pictures of Pluto. Of course, Pluto has most famously been demoted from planet status, and while seeing the Solar System’s outermost inhabitant isn’t anything short of amazing, The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert had a different bone to pick, in particular with renowned TV scientist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, who played a part in Pluto’s demotion. The encounter is nothing short of hilarious – check it out:

Hilarious, and remarkably informative. In case you missed it, New Horizons is going to be sending back its photos of Pluto and its surrounding “objects” over the next year or more, so the most landmark space discovery of our lifetimes (probably) is still a work in progress. Even so, it’s utterly mesmerizing to look upon the face of a planet/dwarf planet/whatever-you-want-to-call-it for the first time and be able to share it with everyone around you. What an age we live in.

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Source: BGR

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