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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Pluto dog

Will's lament
March 25, 2000

The American Museum of Natural History opened its new Rose Center for Earth and Space on February 19, 2000. A month later, Neil received this letter from a perceptive seven-year-old named Will Galmot, who had noticed Pluto's conspicuous absence from the exhibit area featuring models of the planets. He was the first person to write about the matter, which would otherwise remain out of the limelight for almost a year.

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