Dwarf planet, wassup?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
16-08-2013 11:24 CDT
I got a sneak preview of this video at the Pluto Science Conference a few weeks ago. When we were told we would be shown a rap by fifth graders about Pluto, we were, I must admit, skeptical. This turned out to be so much more awesome than I could've imagined. It got a lengthy ovation.
Well done, fifth graders of Kipp Heartwood Academy! You really captured the essence of the arguments about Pluto's status. In adorable rap form.
The kids had some messages for the collected Pluto scientists, which we also loved.
Be sure not to miss the related rap battle, in which Rosalind Franklin delivers a smackdown to Watson and Crick...
And for more on what the scientists were actually talking about at that Pluto science conference:
- Pluto on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons: Small moons, dust, surfaces, interiors
- Pluto on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons: A problem of cartography
- Pluto on the Eve of Exploration by New Horizons: Is there an ocean, or not?