Going Home to Pluto…….

The stars, the planets….the Universe……..such wonder beyond comprehension……enormity beyond comparison……

Since my blog yesterday concerned controversy over which type of bulb is lighting our homes…….today, I will address which heavenly bodies are lighting our sky.

I named a star for my grandson for Christmas in the National Star Registry…..as he grows and turns his eyes upward to the beacons of the night, he will know one bears his name.

Now scientists face a controversy of exactly what defines a Planet……front and center of this debate is Pluto……is it a Planet…..or does this orb deserve the demoted place some have assigned to it. To me, Pluto will always be a planet…..the story of its discovery is remarkable in itself.

A farmer’s son, who couldn’t go to college because of a hailstorm’s destruction on crops…..Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto at the Lowell Observatory.   It was only after his discovery that a scholarship grant permitted him to earn the education he so richly deserved.  So tiny hailstones, particles of ice formed in the atmosphere, permitted this farmboy to take a path in life to discover one of the most well known objects formed of ice as well.

 What makes this story even more fascinating is that Clyde Tombaugh’s ashes are currently in space on their way to Pluto……aboard the New Horizons Spacecraft……destination 2015.

So………Planet or not……..this orb will become the resting place of an Illinois born farmboy who kept his eyes to the sky……searching for his own star…….



About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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