Have you been following the news about New Horizons? Nine years ago we launched a craft that traveled 3 billion miles to get to Pluto–and it arrived within 72 seconds of its predicted time.  Not only that, it’s sending back pictures (over a 4.5 hour delay due to the sheer distance) like this:

Pluto and its moon Charon (false color)



Meanwhile, back at Earth, this is what the New Horizons team looked like seeing some of the images for the first time:

I think we all had a look close to that–a nice mix of awe and “holy shit, it worked!”  Well done, humanity!