The new issue of National Review includes my article on Pluto:
We’ll probably find that it’s just another ball of rock and ice. We’ll collect the cold, hard facts about its geology, atmosphere, and temperature. We’ll debate once more whether it’s really a planet. We’ll gain new knowledge about our solar system. As we do, however, we’ll lose a bit of the here-be-dragons mystery that surrounds terra incognita — and I’m going to miss it.