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Jul 17

Fried Friday– Size Matters!

Dwarf planet or no planet? Pluto is certainly on everyone’s mind as NASA’s New Horizon makes its historic flyby. Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson talk about this amazing feat and quarrel over whether Pluto should be considered a planet, or whether Earth should be demoted in the funny video clip below.

According to NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter the spacecraft “threaded the needle through a 36-by-57 mile (60 by 90 kilometers) window in space — the equivalent of a commercial airliner arriving no more off target than the width of a tennis ball.”

Who says that science isn’t incredible, amazing and exciting!

Click on the image to view the talk.

Colbert and deGrasse Tyson