Much Ado About Pluto?
December 5, 2010 Leave a Comment
Watch Nova: The Pluto Files at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 on Wisconsin Public Television.
Neil deGrasse Tyson could be the friendliest man in the entire field of astrophysics. So, what would it take for this jovial scientist to receive hate mail? Well, as this special episode of Nova reveals, all it takes is a demotion of what used to be the solar system’s smallest planet. When Tyson failed to include the former ninth planet from the sun in the display at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, an enterprising New York times reporter questioned him about the missing planet. Despite scientific evidence supporting the conclusion that Pluto doesn’t live up to planetary rules, Americans were outraged.
In this fun program, follow Tyson on a quest to learn more about America’s love for the small, icy Pluto.
This clip includes feedback to Tyson from Brian Williams, Stephen Colbert, Diane Sawyer and Jon Stewart.