An Ode to New Horizons

April 18, 2015 10:18 AM

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Two dots. That’s really all the image the New Horizons probe sent back looked like, if we’re honest. It was supposed to be the little robot’s first color picture of the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon Charon. But let’s be real: It was a big dot and a little dot. An emoji from space.

So why, then, does seeing that picture resonate inside your soul like a bass chord through a really good subwoofer?

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