Why is it a big fucking deal? We've never seen it before, that's why. Pluto, King of the Kuiper belt, as far as we know, has been a dot or, at best, a smudge. And tomorrow, we get to see it as a world.
Earth? Meet Pluto. Pluto? Earth. Courtesy of the United States of America.
|It's already a world, courtesy of NASA|
Now, we've explored every major and minor planet in the Solar System, and are about to embark into the third realm, the hundred-thousand-world ring of icy planetoids beyond Pluto. I expect we'll find some new surprises.
Pretty good for a bunch of feces-throwing apes.