New Horizons, Old Horizons

I woke up this morning and saw something no human being had ever seen before today. I saw the surface of the dwarf planet Pluto.

In 2006, NASA’s New Horizons probe left Earth. Just this morning, it finally got where it was going. After nine years drifting through the freezing vacuum, it still worked.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, fifteen would-be presidents — all of them from the same political party — whine and moan that government can’t do anything right.

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