by Scott Mainwaring, Vexilloid Tabloid #53
On 13 July the New Horizons probe sent an image of Pluto dominated by Tombaugh Regio, a large feature informally called “the heart”.
Inspired, I created a flag for Pluto: its astrological symbol in orange-brown (its overall color), in a white heart, on black (for space).
I chose the astrological over the astronomical symbol (♇) as its symmetry makes it more flag-friendly. The aspect ratio of 1:1 is the closest a rectangle can come to the circular shape of the (dwarf) planet; and distinguishes it from standard terrestrial flags.
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