To Pluto and back, with memes

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From be­ing the far­thest planet to a for­got­ten one, the ninth lit­tle won­der of our so­lar sys­tem, Pluto, is now a meme muse that’s cre­at­ing rip­ples. When NASA’s New Hori­zons space­craft re­leased the first ever photos of the planet on Tues­day, no one would have an­tic­i­pated that the photos would spark a pop­u­lar trend on so­cial media.

The space­craft, which took 10 years to reach Pluto, re­leased the photos that show a heart-shaped crater at the cen­tre of the planet. From point­ing out its crater’s re­sem­blance to the Dis­ney char­ac­ter by the same name to draw­ing a ref­er­ence to Kim Kar­dashian’s but­tocks, peo­ple had a field day shar­ing Pluto memes and jokes on so­cial media. “Un­der­whelmed by Pluto, looks like a Star­bucks Barista tried to draw some­thing with foam but was a lit­tle too high (sic),” tweeted one user, re­fer­ring to the crater. “No one else has the guts to say it: Pluto looks trashy & des­per­ate,” wrote another user. Some de­cided to rekin­dle the pop­u­lar de­bate of whether Pluto should be con­sid­ered a planet or not.

“First we break up with Pluto then go all the way to look at it. What is that? Are we go­ing to make up now that Pluto looks re­ally hot?” read another tweet, while this one made fun of the trend: “Sud­denly we all feel guilty for kick­ing Pluto out of the So­lar Sys­tem Club cause it’s adorable”. Film­maker Shoo­jit Sir­car, too, couldn’t stop |him­self from shar­ing love: “We shd drop ev­ery­thing and adopt Dwarf planet PLUTO right away (sic).”


The photos of the planet, which show a heart-shaped crater at the cen­tre, gave rise to hun­dreds of memes and jokes on so­cial media

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