PLUTO IN COLORIZED INFRARED Colorized infrared layer from "The Rich Color Variations of Pluto" (PIA19952). NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute / ZLDoyle
In the image PIA19952 (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19952), the red luminance channel corresponds to the infrared data acquired by the Ralph/MVIC instrument as it flew past Pluto. The green and blue luminance channels have been removed. The color data data from the original image was layered over the remaining luminance channel and further enhanced to bring out greater variation across the surface of Pluto. Because the luminance data was captured through an infrared filter, the areas appearing closest to white correspond with areas most reflective to infrared wavelengths. Full 4k resolution image available here: http://i.imgur.com/B2WUkZk.jpg
You may be interested in this recent article in the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/science/is-pluto-a-planet.html with some interesting quizzes.
And yes, for me, Pluto is a planet. I'm grown up with Pluto as a planet. But generally speaking: It's just a matter of definition, so I don't care. 😄
And yes, for me, Pluto is a planet.
Astrologers still think of Pluto as a planet, too.
Like you, I grew up with it. I'm too old to change mindsets now. So long as it maintains steady orbit around our sun, it deserves to be a planet.
I'm still waiting for the Age of Aquarius! I'm so done with Capricorn (since 2008).
Pluto will briefly enter Aquarius between March and June of 2023, re-entering Capricorn for one last pass before shifting into Aquarius for good in January of 2024. At this final Pluto in Capricorn stage, we are polarized between clinging to convention and the promise of Aquarian freedom.