Pluto Stamp Watch

Stamp Petition Gains Nearly 6,000 Signatures

Artist Dan Durda's concept for a U.S. postage stamp honoring the New Horizons mission to Pluto. The probe's team has launched an online petition to make the stamp a reality CREDIT: NASA/SWRI/Dan Durda

The dwarf planet Pluto may be at the edge of our solar system, but an effort on Earth is seeking to put the icy world in mailboxes across the country — in stamp form.

An online petition backed by scientists with NASA’s New Horizons mission is pushing for new postage stamp for Pluto and is hoping to hit 100,000 signatures by March 13, which is the 82nd anniversary of Pluto’s discovery.

So far, the effort has gained the support of almost 6,000 Pluto fans since the petition launched on Feb. 1. SPACE.com is tracking the new Pluto stamp effort through its March 13 deadline. The petition, hosted at Change.org, will be submitted to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee of the U.S. Postal Service.

Click here to read or sign the Pluto stamp petition “Honor New Horizons and the Exploration of Pluto with a USPS Stamp.”
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Read more: space.com

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