Home of Pluto Polar Tumbler
This sleek tumbler will keep your warm beverages warm for 8 hours and cold beverages cold for 16 hours. With a slide of the tab the lid can be sealed, sipped, or used with a straw!
The simplistic, yet elegant design is a classy way to show off your love of the night sky, pay homage to your favorite dwarf planet, or subtly remind the universe to remember, remember the 13th of September*!
On one side the solar symbol for our star, the Sun, can be found at the top followed by the planetary symbols for all 8 planets in our solar system. The symbol for Pluto can be found at the bottom in red.
Opposite side has the Lowell Observatory logo and reads "Home of Pluto."
20. 9 oz tumbler
18/8 kitchen grade stainless steel
Double wall : Vacuum sealed
- Matte black exterior finish with design
- Brushed stainless inner liner
- Copper coating in-between
- High polish accent around rim
- Silicon seal
- Swivel tab
- BPA Free
- 2.5" base diameter
- 3.5" fill mouth opening
- 7.8" height with lid
Hand wash recommended
Why does Pluto's planetary symbol look this way?
The symbol is in the shape of a merged "P" and "L", designed to be a monogram for Pluto and Percival Lowell
What do we mean by "Home of Pluto"?
Pluto was discovered at Lowell Observatory by Clyde Tombaugh on February 18th, 1930.
Why is Pluto's planetary symbol in red?
Well, because Pluto, as previously mentioned, was discovered at Lowell Observatory but also because Pluto is no longer a planet. Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet on the 13th of September* in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). There are 5 recognized dwarf planets currently: Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. Scientists believe there may be over 100 waiting to be discovered.
So what is a planet then?
According to the IAU, planets are defined by three features:
1. The object must be in orbit around the Sun.
2. The object must be massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity. More specifically, its own gravity should pull it into a shape defined by hydrostatic equilibrium.
3. It must have cleared the neighborhood around its orbit.
Pluto fails to do the third, as it's mass is not great enough. However, what classifies objects like Pluto has been a long standing debate, and like all things, science changes as we learn more.
Are we sad about what happened to Pluto?
Some of us.